Nashua, N.H., April 30, 2014, — The Nashua Community Concert Association concluded its 2013-2014 season with a concert of classical and Chinese music by Yang and Olivia Liu on April 11. The concert was held at Nashua’s Elm Street Middle School.
The husband and wife duo have performed at major festivals and venues, including the Ravinia Festival (America’s oldest outdoor festival), the Kennedy Center, Brazil’s Oficina Music Festival, and the Algarve Music Festival in Portugal. Their program of classical and traditional Chinese music demonstrates technical brilliance and virtuosity while communicating their message of faith, love and joy.
Yang and Olivia Liu were both students at the University of Cincinnati when they first met. At the time, Yang Liu was a sought after violinist and a prodigy from China. Olivia was an accomplished pianist combining both scholarly and concert activities. While in school, they have each won prizes in competitions, including gold medals in Chinese national competitions and an award in the prestigious International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow (Yang Liu). Their life coincided when Yang turned pages for Olivia at her performance and right there decided to take her as his wife. Since then, they have performed together as a couple, sharing stories of love with audiences through their music.
Mr. and Mrs. Liu have appeared together internationally and in the United States highlighted by performances at major festivals and venues, such as Ravinia Festival, Kennedy Center, Oficina Music Festival in Brazil, Algarve Music Festival in Portugal and throughout their homeland China, among others. They believe music sharing is sharing life and not just a demonstration of technical brilliance and virtuosity. Ultimately, with their performances they want to also communicate their message of faith, love and joy.
A native of China, Yang Liu currently serves on the Artist Faculty of the Roosevelt University College of Performing Arts in Chicago. His wife, a Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano, serves as Assistant Professor at Vander Cook College of Music. Mr. and Mrs. Liu reside in Chicago where they cherish their family of two sons.