40th anniversary season (2017-18)
BCPAC Next Performance
Deborah Robb and
Xue Yang Liu
Deborah is a native of Salem, Oregon where she began her formal study of the piano at the age of four. She made her first formal appearance at the age of eleven in October of 2000 as the featured pianist in “WunderKids – Oregon Musical Prodigies” concert held at the Elsinore Theatre in Salem. This performance was followed with her orchestral debut with the Salem Chamber Orchestra in February 2001 at age twelve.
Deborah has studied piano with Meng-Chieh Liu of the Curtis Institute, Dr. Samuel Bellardo of Juilliard and Columbia, Max Levinson at The Boston Conservatory, and Jerome Rose at Mannes College.
In 2011 Deborah earned her Bachelors Degree in Piano Performance from the Boston Conservatory of Music and was the recipient of the Churchill Scholarship Piano Competition. Deborah graduated from Mannes College The New School for Music in New York City with a Masters Degree in Piano Performance in 2013. Deborah was a member of the Mannes American Composers Ensemble (MACE) directed by composer Lowell Liebermann. MACE made its formal debut in February 2013 at Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center. Deborah has also worked directly with Lowell Liebermann performing his chamber pieces including Night Music Op. 109, and Trio Op. 101 for Violin, Horn, and Piano.
After graduating with her Masters degree, Deborah immersed herself in music production. Currently residing in New York City, she is working alongside producer and engineer Bruno J Sutter III. Together they make up B3D Music Productions based out of NYC. As a combined team, they hold over 40 years of musical and engineering experience covering a wide range of genres. With their diverse backgrounds, they offer expertise in musical composition, film scoring, songwriting, arranging, vocal tracking/ editing, mixing and mastering. Alongside music production, Deborah continues to perform in the NYC area as a soloist and with cellist Xue Yang Liu.
Xue Yang Liu
Cellist Xue Yang Liu was born in Beijing, China. Her versatility as a performer has propelled her into a career as a soloist, chamber musician , and orchestral player. Her talents have brought her performances to such venues as Carnegie, Alice Tully, Avery Fisher, and Merkin Halls, as well as Rose Hall at Jazz at Lincoln Center and Le Poisson Rouge. Ms. Liu’s musical education began early. She started piano at age four, and switched to cello at age nine. At age twelve, she was accepted into the pre-college division of the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing. While she was studying in school She also appeared frequently on the CCTV channel in a number of music and arts events. At age sixteen, she entered the pre-college program at the Juilliard School. After graduated from Juilliard pre college Ms. Liu went to Mannes college of music at the New School completed bachelor degree. She also continued studying at Mannes for professional studies and master degree. She has performed in cello master classes given by Werner Hink, Jerry Grossman, Paul Neubauer, and the Orion String Quartet.
Summer festivals include Kneisel Hall and Bowdoin international Festival.
Recently Ms. Liu performed at Carnegie Weill Recital hall as a soloist and chamber performance for Composer William Maselli's opera works as well as solo and chamber works. In the past Ms. Liu appeared as a soloist with the Manhattan Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Liu also recently gave New York Premiere of David Tcimpidis's cello sonata at Mannes College. In October 2014 Ms.Liu served as principle cellist in a orchestra performance at the Merkin Hall gave premiere of William Maselli's orchestra works and opera woks. Ms. Liu has great passion for chamber music, she has collaborated chamber music with such world-renowned artists as Liang Wang, Lucy Robert, Victor Rosenbaum, and Pavlina Dokovska. Ms. Liu has worked with a number of well known living composers including Lowell Libermann, William Maselli, Paul Moravec, David Del Tredici, Derek Bermal, David Tcimpidis. Under the direction of Lowell Liebermann, she served as solo principal cellist in the MACE chamber ensemble at Mannes.
Deborah Robb and
Xue Yang Liu
Concert Series: $40
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