“ When I perform, Steinway allows me to express my creativity, taking the audienc eon a journey full of vivid color and imagination.”
Young Steinway Artist, Aliya Alsafa has participated in local, national, and international piano competitions, winning First Prizes in the primary division of the Emilio Del Rosario Concerto Competition; Chopin Youth Piano Competition; and Walgreens National Concerto Early Music Division. She also won First Prize in state and regional contests and Second Prize nationally in MTNA for composition. Aliya has been the recipient of numerous honors and awards: she was a medalist and category winner of "Best Chopin Etude" at the 2017 Seattle International Piano Competition. At the MostArts festival last summer, she played with the orchestra at Miller Theater in New York as recipient of the Audience Favorite prize. Most recently, Aliya was awarded First Prize in the Sejong Piano Competition.
Praised for her artistry and musical sensitivity, Aliya has performed in several prestigious concert venues throughout the country, including Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, Ravinia Bennett Gordon Hall, Harris Theater, Merkin, and Benaroya Hall. As the youngest pianist, Aliya played for Orchestra Hall at Chicago’s Symphony Center for the “Keys to the City” festival hosted by Emanuel Ax.
In 2013, Aliya was one of twelve pianists worldwide selected for the inaugural Allianz Junior Music Camp through the Lang Lang International Music Foundation. She played in a masterclass as well as outreach concerts for schools in Munich, Germany. She continues her involvement with the foundation as a Lang Lang Young Scholar, for the 2018 – 2020 term.