Ms. Kate Liu is the first American to have won any of the top three prizes in the Chopin International Competition in 20 years. She has performed around the world and in prestigious US venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center. When she was 14, Kate was selected to perform a four-hand duet with Lang Lang in Chicago’s Symphony Hall. Kate has appeared on National Public Radio’s From the Top, one of the most widely known radio shows for talented young musicians. She was also featured numerous times on WFMT classical music radio, as well as the WTTW Chicago Tonight television program. In addition, she has performed with the Warsaw Philharmonic and Poznan Philharmonic Orchestra in Poland, and the Daegu (South Korea), Evanston, Montreal, Rochester, Hilton Head, Cleveland, and Skokie Valley Orchestras.
The Bravura Philharmonic Orchestra will also perform The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra by Benjamin Britten. It is an educational piece aimed to introduce the various orchestral instruments. The program includes the “Haffner Symphony,” a famous work that was written by Mozart for his patron and mayor of Salzburg, Sigmund Haffner.