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Katherine Liu (right) CROPCongratulations to Katherine Liu, a Wagner College junior majoring in childhood education and music, who has won the Director’s Award for Dedication and Achievement from the Chamber Music Program of the New York Youth Symphony Orchestra — for the second year in a row! Liu’s award was presented Tuesday evening, April 30, in a ceremony at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall.

PHOTO: Katherine Liu (right) with friends after performing at the New York Youth Symphony Chamber Music Concert and awards program Tuesday evening.

In this video, Katherine Liu introduces Piavioclarello, a student chamber group of the New York Youth Symphony, performing “Threads,” the 2011/2012 Chamber Music First Music composition by Eric Nathan. The members of Piavioclarello are: Katherine Liu, violin; Issei Herr, cello; David Valbuena, clarinet, and Dana Ramirez, piano.


Katherine Liu played with the Casadesus Quartet of the New York Youth Symphony’s Chamber Music Program when the group performed Ravel’s “String Quartet in F Major” at the Manhattan State of the Borough Address on Feb. 7, 2013, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Members of the quartet are Christian Barros (viola), Issei Herr (cello), Katherine Liu (violin) and Ryo Usami (violin).


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