B i o g r a p h y

"Vivian Fang Liu was born to be a musician," says Felix W. Ortiz, member of Assembly. Ms. Liu was born in China and has studied music in the East and the West. She performed actively in the United States and Europe, venues including Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Hammerstein Hall, Gracie Mansion, Citi Field, and more recently was invited to perform at St. Smith Square in London. Ms. Liu has been invited to judge many music competitions from the United States and China. She is also a piano adjudicator in New York State School of Music Association (NYSSMA). Ms. Liu has a strong passion in teaching and her creative teaching approach is welcomed by the young musicians. Ms. Liu holds her Master's degree in classical piano performance at New York University and currently pursuing her Music Education Master’s degree at Teacher’s College, Columbia University.



MUSIC JUDGING EXPERIENCE

  • Piano Adjudicator in the music festival of New York State School of Association (NYSSMA), the biggest music festival in New York State   2008-present

  • Judge in the final of CCTV(China Central Television) Super Baby Talent TV Show in Beijing, China 2018

  • Judge in Youth Talent Competition of New York SinoVision TV Channel  2013-present  

  • Judge in TVB Supernova National Singing Competition    2013-present     

  • Judge in the Talent Show of Miss New York Chinese Beauty Pageant   2013

  • Judge in the final of The US Youth Talent & Art Competitions    2012                      

  • Judge in New York the JADE STAR singing competition   2011    

  • Judge in Global Chinese Youth Musical Instrument Competition   2010

 

PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Piano Solo Recital at Carnegie Weill Hall   (Sold Out Recital) 

  • Singing National Anthem at Citi Field Stadium before New York Mets V.S. Pittsburgh Pirates game  (41,922 capacity)

  • Singing National Anthem at Citi Field Stadium before New York Mets vs Florida Marlins game 

  • NYCHA 75th Anniversary Celebration in Gracie Mansion of Former New York Mayor Bloomberg (Solo Piano and Solo Singing)    

  • Was invited to perform at St. Smith Square in London, UK

  • Piano Solo Concert at ISME International Society of Music Education World Conference in Baku, Azerbaijan

  • Special Guest Performer for legendary Taiwan singer E-Jun Lee At Horseshoe Theatre, Maryland (Ca.2000 seats)   

  • Special Guest Performer for famous Hong Kong Movie Star and Singer Nadia Chen at Grand theatre, Foxwoods, CT (Ca. 3000 seats)     

  • Special Guest Performer for well-known Hong Kong singer Niki Chow at Horseshoe Theatre, Chicago, IN (Ca. 3000 seats) 

  • Soloist with NYCHA orchestra in Aaron Davis Hall, New York, NY 

  • Jazz Band Performance at Mid-Autumn Festival Gala in Lincoln Center (Bandleader, Singer)     

 

MUSIC DIRECTING EXPERIENCE

  • Music Director of Miss New York Chinese Beauty Pageant

  • Music Director of Hong Kong TVB Supernova Singing Competition

  • Music Director of International Youth Winter Piano Competition 





 

MUSIC WRITING EXPERIENCE

  • Composer and Producer of the theme song in short film Fall in New York featured film published by 56.com (one of the largest websites in China) 2014/The film won the first prize in International College students film competition/ Official selection of Asian Film Festival of Dallas 

  • Chinese lyricist and translator of the musical Lady and the Tiger at ET Theater, Shanghai 

  • Composer and Producer of Chasing Your Dream, theme song of 2013 Hong Kong TVB Supernova Singing Competition Eastern American Division.

  • Hong Kong Celebrity Singer KellyJackie recorded and published the single

  • Composer and Producer of Beautiful, theme song of Miss NY Chinese Beauty Pageant

  • Composer and Producer at Hong Kong TVB Supernova Singing Competition Finalists' Full Album

  • Composer of short film YUAN, finalist of Chinese National Short Film Competition held by Tudou.com

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AWARDS

  •  Citation Award from New York City Councilman Peter Koo for contribution in Music Education

  •  Citation Award from New York State Assembly Man Felix W. Ortiz for the music contribution  for  Chinese/American society

  •  Band Leader/Vocal of Top 5 band of Foxwoods “The Wonder of it All” competition

  •  First Prize Winner of New York WAMU Bank New Year Singing Competition

  •  Second Prize Winner of New York Asian Music Singing Contest

  •  Internet Most Popular Award of New York Asian Music Singing Contest

  •  Final Top 5 of International Chinese New Talent Singing Championship

  •  Finalists of International Chinese New Idol Singing Competition

  •  Best Performance Award of International Chinese New Talent Singing Championship

  •  Second Prize Winner of   New York State Empire Piano Competition

  •  First Prize Winner of Piano competition of New York Music Teacher's Association (District 2)

 

TEACHING

Students won various local and International Competitions and performed in the United States, China, and the UK. Many of the students were invited to perform at different prestigious venues, such as Carnegie Hall. 

 

Part of the competition winners as below:

  • First Prize Winner of American Protege Music Talent International Competition 2018

  • First Prize Winner of Florida Keys International Competition 2018

  • First Prize Winner of BMTG Intercontinental Piano Competition 2018

  • Golden Award Winner of CCTV Super Baby Talent Competition 2018

  • Second Prize Winner of Steinway and Sons National Piano Competition 2018

  • Second Prize Winner of Young Muse International Competition 2017

  • First Prize Winner of American Protege Music Talent International Competition 2016

  • First Prize Winner of The 7th International Youth Culture Arts Piano Competition 2015

  • First Prize Winner of The 6th International Youth Culture Arts Piano Competition 2014

  • Winner of 2012 New York State Composition Competition

  • Winner of 2013 Young Composition Competition in Eastern Division of National Association for Music Education

  • Winner of 2014 New York State Composition Competition

  • Winner of 2014 NAFME National Youth Composition Competition

 

 

WORKING EXPERIENCE

  • Piano applied lesson instructor at Teachers College, Columbia University  2018-present

  • Piano adjunct faculty at New York University          2008-2010

  • Founder and Director at New York Sol Sharp Music Studio              2001- present

  • Piano Adjudicator of National Association for Music Education   2011 –present

 

EDUCATION

  • Columbia University

Master Degree in Music Education         



  • New York University

Master Degree in Classical Piano Performance   

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