with his mentor Dr. Melinda Wagner at The Juilliard School in 2022


Jacky Jiaqi Liu, Composer, Pianist

Jacky Jiaqi Liu (b. 2002) is a Chinese-born US-based composer and pianist who interested in the intersection of culture, literature, and social justice. He believes that social recognition should become the basic instinct of a composer, so that most of his works find its expression in his reflection of society and humanity as a central point. As a composer who focuses on sounds and colors, Liu is also exploring a way of expression that requires the audience to engage in retrospect and reflection.

Liu has been honored as the winner of ASCAP Foundation 2023 Morton Gould Young Composer Awards; the winner of 2023 Juilliard Orchestra Competition and the recipient of the Arthur Friedman Prizethe winner of 2023 Juilliard Gena Raps String Quartet Prize; 2023 Juilliard Composers AXIOM Competition Prize; the winner of 9th Annual Youth Music Composition Competition 2022. He was awarded the honorary title of "Art Star" by the Education Commission of the Beijing in 2015. Liu is currently pursuing his Bachelor of Music degree at The Juilliard School where he studies composition with Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Melinda Wagner. He was also the mentee of composers Richard Danielpour, Lucas Richman, Yihan Chen, and Changyuan Liu. Some of his scores are published at T.U.X. Peoples Music, Sheetmusicplus, J.W.Pepper, and Midwest Sheet Music.

Lius works were performed across the US, Europe, South Korea, and China, including in venues such as Ehrbar Hall in Vienna, Bosendorfer Hall at Mozarthaus, Culture Center in Belgrade and Kragujevac, Alice Tully Hall at The Lincoln Center, The Juilliard School, Beijing Central Conservatory of Music, Tianjin Grand Theatre, Steinway & Sons, etc. The ensembles and musicians he has collaborated and will collaborate with including Lucas Richman, Jeffrey Milarsky, The Juilliard Orchestra, The Banger Symphony Orchestra, producer Katie Jenkins, vocalist Brittany Hewitt, cellist Gaeum Kim, and pianist Xiaodan Sun, among many others. In Nov. 2018, at the invitation of Steinway's Asia Pacific headquarters, Liu premiered his solo piano work DongShishui at Steinway's 165th anniversary celebration for guests from throughout the world.

Some of Lius featured works include Autumn Thoughts (2023) for solo cello; 'Heart! We Will Forget Him!' (2023) for string quartet; Why Cant We See the Rainbow! (2022) for 8 womens voices; View in Spring (2021) for a baritone and string quartet, and Crossing (2021) for orchestra, among others.


with Grammy Award winner composer and conductor Lucas Richman in New York in 2022

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