Daniel Liu, age 14, was born in Columbia, Missouri and has been studying piano since 2009. As an Ambassador of Mundi Project, Daniel has performed piano solo and concerto pieces numerous times throughout the community for places such as the Salt Lake City Library, KSL News, Neighborhood House, and the Utah Cultural Celebration Center. He is also a volunteer and Junior Teaching Assistant for the Salty Cricket Grace Notes program, as well as a pianist for the Children Sunday School at Salt Lake City Chinese Christian Church.
Daniel has won many state, national and international piano competitions. Among his awards and honors are First Place Solo Competition (2016) at Utah Summer Arts and Festival, Semi-Finalist at the Los Angeles Young Musicians International Piano Competition (2016), First Place at the Utah International Piano Academy and Competition, First Place (2014) at the American Protégé International Piano Concerto Competition, First Place (2014) at the Piano Concerto Competition of the Utah Music Teachers Association, the First Place Piano Concerto competition (2013) and the First Place Keyboard Skills competition (2011) at the University of Utah Summer Arts Piano Festival and Competitions. Daniel has performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City, also performed with the American West Symphony, and he was also invited by the Utah Music Teachers Association to perform piano concerto at the historical Assembly Hall of Temple Square, Salt Lake City.
Daniel has studied music theory (harmony) with Dr. Michael Cottle and Dr. Jie Lu, earning the First Class Honor with Distinction for the advanced rudiments-academic of the Carnegie Hall Royal Conservatory’s Achievement Program (2013).