Past Event


November 30, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:55 PM
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Wednesday, November 30, 2016
12-1pm | Garden Room 2 | Faculty House | 64 Morningside Dr.

Join us in the Garden Room at Faculty House, where Students and Music Associates from Columbia University's Music Performance Program will be showcased in a noontime recital series! 


Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)
The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II
Prelude and Fugue No. 1 in C major, BWV 870

Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)
Ballade No. 1 in g minor, Op. 23

Alexander Scriabin (1872-1915)
Préludes, Op. 11
XI. Allegro assai
XII. Andante
Deux Poèmes, 
Op. 32
I. Andante cantabile 

Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953)
Sonata No. 6 in A Major, Op. 82
I. Allegro moderato
IV. Vivace


Cynthia (Cindy) Liu (CC ‘18) is pursuing a double major in English Literature and Sociology with concentrations in Eating Like a Queen and Being Outspoken. Since beginning her piano studies (a.k.a. developing a lifelong inability to sightread) at age six, the only things Cindy love as much as Rach-ing out to her favorite Russian men are fashion and food, rendering human interaction practically irrelevant. 

Recently, she was winner of the 2014 Music Teachers National Association Senior Piano Duet Competition with Brian Le, her four-hands partner-in-crime, and selected as one of nine finalists in the National Symphony Orchestra Young Artists’ Concerto Competition. Cindy has enjoyed performances at New York’s Carnegie and Steinway Halls (the former--RIP); Washington, D.C.’s Kennedy Center Concert Hall and Hungarian & Austrian embassies; her parents’ hometowns in China, Beijing and Neixiang; and in Paris, France. Avid classical music sustainability advocate, she is working with Serina Chang (CC ‘19) & Dean Deng (CC ‘19), in collaboration with The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, on the inaugural 2017 Intercollegiate Chamber Music Festival (ICMF). She also enjoys yelling about, among other things, Columbia's nonexistent music performance space in a petition she wrote with Timothy Diovanni (CC '18). 

Aside from her ongoing annihilation of the patriarchy (musical and otherwise), Cindy is completing extensive research for a paper entitled, "Prolific, Passionate, Pivotal: Prokofiev in Paris." When she's not startling unsuspecting heathen with her passion or rushing all of her runs, you’ll find her assembling monochrome outfits or complaining. 

All events are sponsored by Columbia University's Music Performance Program and are free and open to the public.

Mid-Day Music @ Columbia offers live music to a general audience, following the tradition established by Aaron Warner and Isidor Isaac Rabi, great lovers of music whose memories live on at Faculty House.