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    • D.M.A. Piano Performance, Temple University
      M.M. Piano Performance, Temple University
      B.M. Piano Performance, Curtis Institute of Music

      Cathy Liu (Wen-Chi Liu), is a native of Taiwan and gave her solo debut with the Boston Symphony Orchestra at the age of 16. She has since performed as a soloist and chamber musician appearing in major concert halls such as Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall (New York), Jordan Hall and Symphony Hall (Boston), Kimmel Center and Academy of Music (Philadelphia), and the National Concert Hall (Taipei), among others. Dr. Liu has worked in masterclasses or lessons with renowned musicians, including Menahem Pressler, Emanuel Ax, Yo-Yo Ma, Edward Aldwell, Gary Graffman, Claude Frank, Leon Fleisher, Russell Sherman, Richard Goode, Rafael Druian, Charles Treger, Benjamin Zander, Aaron Rosand, and Edna Golandsky.

      Liu received her doctorate degree from Temple University in Piano Performance. For her doctorate thesis, she applied cognitive psychologist Howard Gardner’s “Multiple Intelligences” to compile an analysis of all cognitive skills necessary for advance piano playing. Her thesis can be found on ProQuest, titled as"TOWARDAN ANALYSIS OF PIANO COGNITION: APPLYING GARDNER’S THEORY OF MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCES".

      Her principle teachers included Harvey Wedeen, Charles Abramovic, Eleanor Sokoloff and Wha-Kyung Byun. Liu served as the piano faculty chair for the Performing Arts Institute Summer Program at Wyoming Seminary from 1999 to 2012, in Kingston PA.