Pei-Chun Liao

Pei-Chun Liao is an accomplished concerto soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician. She began piano lessons at the age of three and proceeded to serious training at the Taipei National University of the Arts, where her teachers were Tai-Cheng Chen and Michael Dellinger. In 2001, Liao moved to Europe and continued her studies at the Birmingham Conservatoire with Malcolm Wilson and Philip Martin, graduating with Distinction in both her Masters for the Arts and Diploma in Performance Studies. At the Musikhochschule in Freiburg (Germany) she studied with Professor Vitali Berzon and graduated with the highest award, Auszeichnung.

Liao continues to work on her craft, and has participated in masterclasses with extraordinary pianists such as Leon Fleisher, Peter Donohoe, Jacques Rouvier, Hans Leygraf, Paul Badura-Skoda, Stephen Kovacevich and Robert Levin, among many others.

Liao has meanwhile made an international career, starting with her UK debut at Birmingham Symphony Hall, where her recital received special critical acclaim. Liao has performed at Manchester Peel Hall, Mozarteum Wiener Saal (Salzburg), Salle Cortot (Paris), Rachmaninoff Hall (Tambov), the Halifax International Young Musician Festival, the Presteigne Music Society, London Forge, Calne Marden House,the  Knighton Chamber Music Society, and the Barber Institute (UK). As a soloist, Liao has performed with the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra, the Bacau Philharmonic Orchestra, the Taipei Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, and the Hunan Symphony Orchestra. As a chamber musician, she has collaborated with internationally renowned musicians including Reinhold Friedrich, Peter Donohoe, Benjamin Frith and Benny Kim, among many others.

Liao is a prizewinner at numerous competitions, including 3rd prize at the Taipei Chopin international Competition, the Taiwan Young Artist Competition. In the UK, she won the Beryl Chempin Beethoven Prize, Birmingham Conservatoire Piano Prize, Renna Kellaway Piano Recital Competition, Birmingham Symphony Hall Recital Prize and the Ludlow Philharmonic Concerto Prize. She received 2nd Prize at the 7th Mauro Paolo Monopoli International Piano Competition(2004) in Italy. In 2009, Liao was selected as Young Star of National Concert Hall” in Taiwan.

Liao is active in numerous international music festivals and venues. She is currently a full-time associate professor on the piano faculty at University of Taipei in Taiwan.