UA Little Rock guest pianist Shing-Ming Liao to perform

Pianist Shing-Ming Liao

Guest pianist Shing-Ming Liao will give a recital  featuring music by J.S. Bach, Beethoven, Debussy, Messiaen and Franck on March 13 at 7:30 p.m., in the Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall in the Fine Arts Building, on the UA Little Rock campus, 2801 S. University Ave.

Liao, a native of Taiwan, earned a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music. She is currently on the faculty of Northern Kentucky University.

As a solo pianist, Liao has won the Oberlin International Piano Competition, the Theodor Leschetizky International Piano Competition and the Taipei International Chopin Piano Competition. She has appeared as guest pianist at the Kentucky Center Governor’s School for the Arts, the University of Dayton, and Miami University of Ohio.

The program includes Partita No. 6 in E Minor, BWV 830 by Johann Sebastian Bach; Images, Book 2 by Claude Debussy; Sonata Pathétique in C minor, Op. 13 by Ludwig van Beethoven; Petites esquisses d’oiseaux by Olivier Messiaen; and Prélude, Choral et Fugue by César Franck.

Also, on March 13, UA Little Rock piano students will perform for Liao’s public master class from 12-1:30 p.m. in Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall.

Admission is free. For more information, contact Naoki Hakutani at 501-940-1562 or

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