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Born in Beijing, China, award-winning pianist Xiao-min Liang is known for her outstanding musicianship, extraordinary sensitivity and virtuosity. Praised by the New York Times for her vivid and exhilarating playing, Dr. Liang has performed in major concert venues such as Merkin Concert Hall, Avery Fischer Hall and Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, Chicago Symphony Center, the Grand National Theater and the Forbidden City Concert Hall in Beijing. As a chamber musician and recitalist, she has appeared in music festivals including the Beijing International Music Festival, Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival, Pianofest and the Gilmore Festival. Dr. Liang received top prizes at the China National Piano Competition for three consecutive years, the Five Town Piano Competition in New York, the Douglaston Young Artist Competition in Long Island, and the Concerto Competition at Northwestern University. As a winner of the Artist International Competition, Dr. Liang made her debut at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie in 2000. On top of her solo performance career, her professional duo ensemble, the Liang-He Duo, was the Grand prize winner of the 18th Tokyo International Duo Piano Competition and received third prize in the Liszt 200 International Duo Piano Competition.Xiaomin Liang began her studies at the Central Conservatory in Beijing where she was a pupil of Hui-su Chen. Since moving to the US, she has studied with Victoria Mushkatkol at Interlochen Arts Academy. She graduated from the Juilliard School, receiving both a Bachelor's and Master's degrees where she was a full scholarship student studying with Jerome Lowenthal. She has also received coaching from Jacob Lateiner, Seymour Lipkin, and Felix Galimir at Juilliard and participated in master classes with Leon Fleisher, Pierre Laurent Aimard, Ari Vardi, Piotr Anderszewski, Richard Goode and Yefim Bronfman. Xiaomin Liang received her doctoral degree in Piano Performance from Northwestern University, where her teachers included Ursula Oppens and Sylvia Wang. Dr. Liang has served on the piano faculty at the Music Institute of Chicago since 2006.