Solungga Liu, Featured Artist and Faculty at the Sicily International Piano Festival and Competition

Associate Professor Solungga Liu, Coordinator of the Piano Area, was one of featured guest artists at the 2019 Sicily International Piano Festival and Competition from January 18-27 in Catania, Sicily, Italy.  Together with faculty from France, Great Britain, USA, Thailand and Italy, Liu taught and performed at the weeklong festival and participated in judging the Junior-Division Piano Competition.

The festival offers active participants opportunities to perform in public settings and to work closely with internationally-known faculty from Europe, Asia and USA in both individual lessons and master classes. Participants have assigned daily practicing hours, attend workshops and lectures on music, history and gastronomy, and are taken on excursions to beautiful Siracusa and Taormina. In addition to pure music-making, the festival will strongly encourage cultural, historical, and culinary exploration of Sicily, showcasing extraordinary heritage and unique flavor of this Mediterranean island. Festival venues for instructions and performances include some of the most prestigious landmarks of Catania, such as the Palazzo della Cultura, Museo Diocesano, Museo Belliniano, Chiesa della Badia di Sant'Agata, etc. The selection of concert venues allows both intimacy and splendor of performances.

To find out more or to apply, check out: https://www.pianosicily.com