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Charlie Liu   NJ

The world's first collaborative online orchestra performed at Carnegie Hall on April 15, 2009. Selected by the YouTube community and several members of the world's most renowned orchestras, the YouTube Symphony Orchestra is made up of over 96 professional and amateur musicians from 30+ countries and territories on six continents and represents 26 different instruments.  

About Me:
 
Performed on:
* Concert sharing piano with Lang Lang!
* A Carnegie Hall "Grand Slam" (+)
* The Oprah Winfrey Show
* The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Winner in:
* Lang Lang Int'l Music Foundation Scholarship
* All 20 piano solo competitions entered
* Just picked for Junior Master Class for 2011 Virginia Waring International Piano Competition and its solo and concerto competitions
Misc.:
* Initiated, helped organize and perform "Young Artists for Haiti" global pianists collaboration to raise funds for Haiti and Chile (see http://YA4Haiti.org)
* First benefit solo recital at 9 and performed for numerous benefit and/or non-profit fundraising events
* First public solo recital at 6
* First solo competition at 5
* Started learning piano at 4
* On Princeton Tigers travel hockey team
* Excellent skiier & chess player, good swimmer
* Favorite TV show: SpongeBob, also likes Penguins and Pokemon very much
* Favorite game console: Back to Wii now
Studied with:
Ingrid Clarfield (NJ, '07-current), Soo Kyung Cho (NJ, '07-'08), Irina Kirilenko (NH, '06-'07), Tatyana Berketova (MA, '04-'06)

+: Charlie performed in ALL 3 halls of the Carnegie Hall within a year (May '08 - Apr '09), culminating in the historical Youtube Symphony Orchestra's debut at the most prestigious Isaac Stern Auditorium! It's a feat unheard of for anyone, and Charlie did it at age 8.

 

Rachmaninoff - Vase from Two Pieces for Piano. Six Hands (performed by Derek Wang, Charlie Liu, Anna Larsen). Introduced by Lang Lang, the first YouTube Symphony Orchestra Ambassador.

 Moszkowski Etude No. 6

Beethoven Moonlight Sonata 

                   1st Mvt. 

  2nd Mvt.

 Moonlight - 3rd Mvt.

  Beethoven Piano Trio Op.1, No. 1, Part 1

 Beethoven Piano Trio Op.1, No. 1, Part II

Chopin - Fantasie Impromptu

Chopin Nocturne No. 20 - in C Sharp Minor

 Tchaikovsky Barcarolle (June) from The Seasons

 Prokofiev Prelude in C Major

 Mozart 12 Variations on Twinkle Twinkle Litte Star

 Bach - Two Part Invention No. 7

 Chopin "Raindrop" Prelude

 Bach - Two Part Invention, No. 8 

 Bach - Two Part Invention, No. 8 - Different Speed

             Greensleeves 

 Tonci Huljic - Still Waters (popularized by Maksim)

 Beethoven - Pathetique Sonata, 1st Mvt.

  Beethoven Pathetique Sonata, 2nd Movement

 Beethoven Pathetique Sonata, 3rd Movement

 Chopin - Ballade No. 1.

 Debussy Gardens in the Rain

     Chopin Nocturne Op. 32 No. 1

 Charlie learns Chopin Etude Op.25 No.12 "Ocean Etude"

 Moszkowski Etude No. 6