Ji Liu piano
18th janaury 2015
China is quickly becoming the powerhouse of 21st century piano playing, and signs are that the Shanghai-born Ji Liu may soon acquire a following comparable to Yundi’s or Lang Lang’s. His debut disc PianoReflections – recorded here in Liverpool – has already attracted glowing reviews, and this recital demonstrates the full range of his artistry, from Beethoven’s Moonlight sonata to one of the supreme challenges of the romantic repertoire, Schubert’s Wanderer Fantasy. Miniatures by Chopin, Liszt, Saint- Säens and Gershwin offer a charming portrait of this engaging and intelligent young artist.