Chinese-born, London-based pianist, Ji Liu is delighted to announce the launch of his ‘Live for Love’ live-stream sessions on Instagram as his artistic and creative response to the circumstances caused by the current COVID-19 pandemic and in support of NHS charities.
Like many others, Ji Liu has been frustrated at not being able to contribute any direct help to people who are suffering during the Covid-19 pandemic but hopes to use his musicianship to try and offer support and comfort to others through this series of short live performances from home that are intended to be both calming and relaxing in content. He has been spending the time in lockdown playing modern pieces and exploring new music repertoire and looks forward to sharing this via Instagram with his audience.
Says Ji Liu: “I am hugely excited about my first session in the ‘Live for Love’ series. I will play pieces by Philip Glass, Einaudi and Michael Nyman, together with a couple of my own compositions, live from my living room, in order to bring attention to the NHS's charity work. I hope that this minimalist programme will present a relaxing weekend living room listening experience in these difficult and uncertain times. These pieces are highly emotional and touching, yet vulnerable and beautiful, so I hope they will unwind some of the stress from the disturbing new reality that we are all facing”.
Ji Liu’s chosen repertoire for the first recital is:
Philip Glass: Glassworks - Opening / 5.00
Philip Glass: Piano Etude No.6 / 5 00
Ludovico Einaudi: Questa Notte / 5 30
Ludovico Einaudi: Divenire / 7 00
Michael Nyman: The Heart Asks Pleasure First / 4:30
Michael Nyman: Time Lapse / 5:00
Ji Liu: Opera Moment No.1 / 6:00
Ji LIu: Etude No.1 for Solo Piano / 6:00
Ji Liu’s own compositions are published by Master Music Publications and the digital sheet music for this series is provided via the nkoda subscription service – a single access point to all sheet music needs, from canonic works to the latest contemporary music.
Further events are planned for every Saturday in May and June at 4.30pm
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