Gilmore Rising Stars artists--KATE LIU, Wellspring Theater Kalamazoo

Born in Singapore and raised in Chicago, Kate Liu began playing piano at the age of four. By six, she attended the gifted music program of the Yamaha Music School in Singapore and continued her studies at the Music Institute of Chicago with Alan Chow, Micah Yui, and Emilio del Rosario. At 14, she performed with Lang Lang at Chicago’s Symphony Center. Currently, Liu is pursuing a bachelor of music degree at the Curtis Institute of Music under the guidance of Robert McDonald. Among many other honors, Liu won third prize at the Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw in 2015 and was awarded the special prize for best performance of a Mazurka. She has performed with the Warsaw Philharmonic in addition to several symphony orchestras throughout the U.S.