An internationally celebrated concert pianist, chamber musician, and educator, Dr Jian Liu has performed and taught throughout Europe, Asia, and North America. His artistry has taken him to some of the world’s most prestigious concert halls, including Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. He has released many solo and chamber albums in New Zealand and US, and his performances have been broadcast by various TV and radio stations including KPHO public radio (USA), CCTV (China), Suisse Romande Radio (Switzerland), Krakow Radio (Poland), Kan Radio (Israel) and Radio New Zealand.
Having premiered and recorded many New Zealand compositions, Jian is also a champion for New Zealand music. In 2022, he collaborated with Shanghai Music Publishing House, edited, and published two volumes of New Zealand Piano Works, which mark the first publication of New Zealand music in China. The project has been awarded the Creative New Zealand Arts Grants. Jian is currently the Programme Director of Classical Performance and Head of Piano Studies at New Zealand School of Music. Jian studied with Professor Jin Zhang and Dr Caio Pagano. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Yale School of Music, where he was a student and assistant of Professor Claude Frank.