How It Began

Olivier Messiaen’s centenary was celebrated in 2008. Le Liu, a Chinese pianist, only 22 years old then, performed at the opening concert.

Two months earlier, in 2007, she had won the first prize and a special price at the Olivier Messiaen International Piano Competition in Paris.

Michel Le Naour, the famous music critic with the “Le Monde de la musique”, praised Le Liu’s performance exuberantly.