Hui-Ying Liu-Tawaststjerna (klaver)

Internasjonale gjester

  • Onsdag 2. april 2014
  • 19.30
  • Levinsalen



From Musical Discourse to Pictorialism

W.A. MOZART (1756-1791)  

  • Piano Sonata in E-flat major, K. 282 (1774)
  • Adagio
  • Menuetto I & Menuetto II
  • Allegro

F. CHOPIN (1810-1849)     

  • Ballade no. 3 in A-flat major, Op.47 (1841)
  • Nocturne in E major, Op. 62 no. 2     (1846)        
  • Scherzo no. 1 in b minor, Op. 20 (1831-32)                  


U. MERILÄINEN (1930-2004)

  • Cinque notturni (1978)

M. RAVEL (1875-1937)    

  • Suite ”Miroirs” (1904-1905)
  • Noctuelles
  • Oiseaux tristes
  • Une barque sur l’Océan
  • Alborada del gracios
  • La vallée des cloches


Ms. Hui-Ying Liu-Tawaststjerna is one of the best-known pianists and pedagogues in Finland today. Born in Taiwan, she had subsequently lived in Buenos Aires, New York and Paris, before settling down in Helsinki in 1982. She holds a Doctor of Music degree in Performance from the Sibelius Academy, and a Master of Music degree from the Peabody Conservatory of Music. Her most important musical influence came from Martin Canin, Konrad Wolff and Leon Fleisher. She also studied in Paris with Pierre Sancan.

Liu-Tawaststjerna won her first piano competition in Taipei at age 13. Her ensuing competition success preceded her recital debut in Buenos Aires at age 15 and orchestral debut in New York at age 17, as well as her Carnegie Recital Hall debut at 23 (as a winner of Artists International Management’s annual auditions). As recitalist, chamber musician and soloist with orchestra, she has performed around the world. She has shared podium with conductors such as Esa-Pekka Salonen, Okko Kamu, Eri Klas, and with instrumentalists such  as Steven Isserlis, Paul Tortelier, Patrick Gallois, Jean-Jacque Kantorow, among others. She also performs regularly as a pianoduo with her husband Erik T. Tawaststjerna. She has recorded piano solos and chamber music works for the Finlandia Records and the Finnish Broadcasting Company YLE. 

Liu-Tawaststjerna has held a tenured position at the Sibelius Academy since 1984. She has taught a number of outstanding musicians and winners of international piano competitions, among them, Antti Siirala, Juho Pohjonen, Irina Zahharenkova, and Uki Ovaskainen. In 2006 she was invited to appear in the YLE television documentary, The Polishing of Diamonds, to discuss the teaching of young talents. Additionally, she has co-authored a piano method The Piano Key, edited the early piano music of Jean Sibelius, and done research about Rachmaninoff. She has given master classes and lectures in England, Ireland, Spain, Germany, Taiwan, the USA, the Nordic countries, and the Baltic countries. She was the head of the Piano Department at the Sibelius Academy during 2004-2009; and she has been the president of the Chopin Society of Finland since 2005. During the season 2013-2014 she makes concert appearances in Finland, Taiwan, Norway and Spain.