Lillian Liu is a young, multi-faceted, and versatile artist specializing in:
classical piano performance, photography, retouching, music education, and modeling.
Lillian Liu is a young classical and multi-genre pianist who has performed on stages in North America and in Europe, from the modernist Chan Center of Performing Arts in Vancouver, to the Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall in London. She has obtained her Master's degree in classical piano performance at the Royal College of Music, which she entered after graduating from the University of British Columbia and the Vancouver Academy of Music. Lillian also holds an ARCT diploma for piano performance from the Royal Conservatory of Music, and has been under the tutelage of esteemed musicians such as Edna Stern, Nigel Clayton, Corey Hamm, Lorraine Ambrose, Connie Shih, Patricia Shih, Anne Shih, Nikita Pogrebnoy, and Taras Gabora.
Dedicated not only to performance but also to music education, Lillian is on faculty at the Vancouver Academy of Music, Semiahmoo Academy of Music for both piano and violin, and the Langley Community School of Music. Trained in piano pedagogy by Alice Enns, she has also worked in environments with children for early music education such as the Redbridge Music Service in London and in her respective musical institutions.
Lillian has experienced success in her activities within music festivals and education- examples being the recipient of the Mildred Johnson Scholarship in Music, and being a finalist in the Phyllis E. Salter Competition. She is also an active collaborative pianist for festivals and competitions. Apart from her regular studies, Lillian has performed for the Concordia Foundation, and is also a pianist at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital working as part of CW+'s "Memory Lane" project, which reaches over 5000 patients a year and reinforces the importance of art in cognitive healing. She is also an enthusiastic collaborator with modern composers who utilize unconventional techniques- such as with acclaimed electroacoustic composer Nicola Monopoli in creating ring modulated piano soundscapes- and does not limit her collaborative work to classical music, having experience as both a film pit orchestra musician, and in recording piano sections for multiple experimental metal projects and folk music. Lillian has also studied Alexander Technique under the tutelage of Peter Buckoke.
Lillian is also an agency-represented (Werewolf) and published creative photographer and digital artist. Often traveling, arranging international collaborations, and styling her own artistic concepts, she has worked on regularly occurring, dynamic, and independent projects in over 17 global cities- with teams consisting of talents from North America and Europe. Lillian's work has also been showcased in galleries, and her latest exhibition on gender in the Far-East is in China within the cultural institution gallery established by Dongguan Finding Cultural Communications Co. for their large-scale exhibition area titled Finding Arts Space established in 2015. Lillian's visual capability in directing, model-instruction, post-processing, and styling has enabled her to obtain sponsors and work with numerous iconic creatives from around the globe. Her experience behind the camera has also allowed her to model and to be published as one.
Lillian has been featured in: Fae Magazine, Huf, Feroce, Gazelle, Ellements, Dreamingless, Elegant, Surreal Beauty, Art of Portrait, Gilded, Phantasm, Unfolded, Dark Beauty, Pump, Obscurae, Giuseppina, Gothesque, and many more.
On the side, she has indexed and worked on the RCM Museum of Music's database of historical items, in the company of surviving period instruments as old as the 15th century. Mostly though, she watches horror movies, plays dressup with functional historical armour, creeps r/nosleep, waits for the next Steam wishlist sale, and anticipates the next Bioware or Elder Scrolls game.
To support Lillian or to gain access to tutorials, lessons, and more, please visit her Patreon page at https://www.patreon.com/lillianliu