B i o g r a p h y
Dr. Liang Liang, an excellent pianist, chamber musician, and piano educator. She has very unique musical ideas and her performance is always amazing, enthusiastic, and singing.
Liang started playing piano at the age of six. During her childhood, Liang was often encouraged to play in the concerts, which provided numerous stage experiences for her. As a young talented pianist, she was invited to perform in the United States when she was 10-year old. She played more than 10 remarkable recitals in the cities of the west coast for one month, and there she received the prestigious award “Honorary Citizen of the City of San Diego, State of California.” In the following two years, Liang successively won the top prizes of interprovincial and national competitions in China. After childhood piano studies, she received advanced training in the China Conservatory of music, where she studied for seven years: three-year preparatory, and four years of Bachelor's studies.
After departing China, Liang began her graduate study in the United States. She holds her master's and doctoral degree in piano performance from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, where she studied with the world-class pianist, James Tocco, and earned a cognate in piano pedagogy under the guidance of Dr. Michelle Conda. She also gained valuable insights from her solo and chamber work with the great masters including Peter Frankl, Antonio Pompa-Baldi, Leon Fleisher, Boris Slutsky, Yehuda Hanani, Shmuel Ashkenasi, Soyeon Kate Lee and Michael Chertock.
Now Liang works as a soloist, chamber musician, and piano educator. She performs pieces emotionally significant ranging from Beethoven through Rachmaninoff and living composers. She won the top prize of the 4th US Virtuosic Artist International Piano Competition in the Etude Category, the 4th place of TOYAMA Asian Piano Competition, and the 3rd place in the national section of the 14th Hong Kong-Asian Piano Open Competition and got into the final round.
As a strong communicator and an advocated piano educator, Liang has presented workshops, masterclasses, and lecture-recitals national- and international-wise featuring the topics of "The Art of Piano Recital Programming", "The Performer's Tips to Avoid Stage Fright", “The Art of Ornamentations”, etc. Festival highlights include appearances at the Beijing International Piano Festival, Master Player International Music Festival (DE), Bearcats Piano Festival (OH), and Catskill High Peaks Festival (NY). In 2017, Liang was appointed the chair for DSMTA Piano Solo Festival.
Before moving to Massachusetts, Dr. Liang served as a piano instructor, teaching individual lessons and group classes at the University of Cincinnati in the Keyboard Division and at the Community Music School attached to the University of Delaware. She is passionate about teaching and forging relationships with her students. Her down-to-earth personality along with professional classroom presentation and communication skills enable students to explore their musical talent while building a sense of confidence.
Liang joined the piano faculty at the Winchester Community Music School in Boston, MA from 2019 and currently lives in Massachusetts with her husband and their two children.