Scholar 2008 -2013
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Charlie Liu began learning piano at age 4 and has been studying piano with Professor Ingrid Clarfield of Westminster Choir College of Rider University since 2007. He has been a winner in dozens of solo competitions, including 1st Prize in the 2015 David Dubois Piano Competition, 3rd Prize in the 7th Yamaha USASU International Piano Competition, 1st place four times in the New Jersey and Massachusetts Music Teacher Associations, 1st place of Steinway Society Scholarship Competition, Gold Prize of American Fine Arts Festival, 2nd Prize of Bradshaw & Buono International Competition, among others. At age 11, Charlie made his orchestra debut with the Bravura Philharmonic Orchestra. He has since soloed with the Lansdowne Symphony Orchestra and twice with Midwest Young Artists Orchestra in the Millennium Park in Chicago.
In 2008, Charlie won the Lang Lang International Music Foundation Scholarship and remains the youngest ever selected by the Foundation. He set a world record at age 8 by completing a Carnegie Hall “Grand Slam” (performing in all 3 concert halls of the world-famous Carnegie Hall). Charlie performed in the Youtube Symphony Orchestra debut in the Carnegie Hall, on the Ellen DeGeneres Show and Oprah Winfrey Show as well as for luminaries such as Queen Rania of Jordan and Bono of U2. He also performed at other top venues across the U.S. from Lincoln Center and Merkin Hall in NY, to the Segerstrom Concert Hall in California.
Charlie is committed to helping the society and the community through his music, by initiating and organizing benefit events such as “Young Artists for Haiti” and benefit solo recitals for UI Children’s Hospital and Plainsboro Rescue Squad. He regularly helps out at other charity events, fundraisers and community events, and brings the joy of classical music to local schools and the community through public solo recitals.
Charlie is also a recipient of the Scheide Fund scholarship and a participant of the Westminster Conservatory’s Young Artists Program. In his leisure time, enjoys a variety of video games and excelled in Math competitions. He was a travel hockey player for 8 years.