Katie Liu ’25


Katie Liu, 20, is a sophomore at Stanford University studying Music and Computer Science. She currently studies piano with Professor Thomas Schultz. 

 Katie has won top prizes at various competitions, including the Arthur Fraser International Piano Competition, Bradshaw & Buono International Piano Competition, Claudette Sorel International Piano Competition, Pennsylvania MTNA Piano Competition, Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition, and most recently the MTAC State Piano Concerto and Solo Competition and Dorothy Van Waynen Piano Competition. 

Katie is a 2022 National YoungArts Foundation Winner in Classical Music. She is also a four-time US Chopin Foundation full-scholarship recipient and was one of the youngest participants at the Tenth National Chopin Competition in Miami, Florida in February 2020. She has had lessons and masterclasses with renowned pianists such as Dang Thai Son, Katarzyna Popowa-Zydron, Kevin Kenner, and Garrick Ohlsson.

Outside of music, Katie is interested in the intersection between science, design, and innovation. She is currently researching AR in education with the Stanford HCI Group, and hopes to unite her passions in UI/UX and engineering in product design or management.

Katie Liu ’25

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