Mr Liu Shikun

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Liu Shih Kun is a world-renowned Chinese pianist, when he was seventeen he received the special prize at the Liszt International Piano Competition in Hungary. In 1958, Mr. Liu won the second prize at the First Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition in Moscow at the age of 19 (the first prize was given to famous American pianist, Van Cliburn).  Mr. Liu has been performed in England and many other countries with prestigious orchestras under batons of KiryII Kondrashin,Seiji Ozawa, Lorin Maazel and etc...

Mr. Liu's recording of Liszt Piano concerto No.1 performed with the Boston Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Japanese conductor Seiji Ozawa was a best seller around the world.

Since 1964,Mr.Liu has been the Representative of the National People’s Congress  and the Deputy Chief of the Art Council of China's Cultural Department, where he  has served for many years. Currently he is a member of the National Committee  of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, Standing Director of the  Chinese Culture Promotion Society,  President of Hong Kong Literature & Arts  Association,and Honorary Professor in over 30 conservatorie and music  universities  around  the world.

Mr Liu has performed for many Chinese leaders including Mao Ze Dong to Xi Jin Ping as well as the queen of the United Kingdom and foreign presidents such as former Russian Presidents, US Presidents and French Presidents just named few.  During the last two decades Mr. Liu not only devotes himself to his performance career, but also dedicates himself to the musical education of China's youth. There are over two hundred Liu Shih Kun Piano & Arts Centres around China, which all together include approximately eighty thousands students.

刘诗昆先生是闻名国际音乐界的中国钢琴大师,十七岁在匈牙利“李斯特国际钢琴比赛”获特别奖。1958年,他十九岁时,又在迄今世界上最顶尖、轰动的一次国际钢琴比赛——“第一届柴可夫斯基国际钢琴比赛”荣获第二名(第一名为轰动美国及世界的美国选手范•克莱本)。刘诗昆先生曾到英国及世界上众多国家演奏,他与小泽征尔指挥美国波士顿交响乐团演奏的《钢琴协奏曲》唱片,曾为当时世界销量最多的古典音乐“金唱片”之一。

中国多代领导人从毛泽东到习近平、英国女皇,还有美国、俄罗斯及法国总统等十多个各国领导人都接见过刘诗昆先生。他现为中国全国政协委员、中国和世界各地三十余所音乐及其他高等学府的荣誉教授。刘诗昆现为中国全国政协委员(类似于国会议员),及中国和其他国家三十余所音乐及其他高等学府的名誉(或荣誉)教授。

刘诗昆先生也是一位音乐教育家,在中国多个城市开办了二百多家音乐培训学校,现在校学生达八万余人。