Tianyi (Jacob) Liu has a lot of credentials to his name at such a young age. Currently in his 9th grade year at Oaks Christian School, and he is in the school’s Physics Club, Environment Club and Math Club. Jacob is an accomplished pianist, athlete, and leader.
His musical accolades in his 9+ years of playing piano include 1st Prize in the Zhongsin International Music Competition in the Duet Category in 2016, 1st Prize in the Zhongsin International Music Competition in the Polyphonic Category in 2016, 1st prize in the 3rd Annual Institute Cup Piano Competition in Sichuan in 2017, and the Gold Medal Winner in the Baroque Festival 2020 South Coast Piano Competition, hosted by he Music Teachers’ Association of California (MTAC) in 2020. He passed CM piano exam level 10 in and won American Protege International Piano and Strings Competition.
As a swimmer with 8+ years of experience, he was a Lv 1 swimmer (highest, 6-12 yrs) in the CSA National Standard for Swimming back in 2018. Jacob is also an accomplished long distance runner in his 2+ years, participating in the Provincial Long-run Movement for Chengdu
Jacob has also been growing in his leadership abilities, currently in the position of company commander at Saint Catherine’s Academy, an all boys Catholic internship military school, in one of their four companies (houses). His duties include helping organize events and communicating with teachers and company members. His academic achievements also speak for themselves, coming in 3rd place on the math team in the Association of Military Colleges and Schools of the United States in 2020, 2nd place in St. Catherine’s Academy Speech Contest in 2021, and Student of the Year for the year 2020-2021 (Only one student in the school is
given this award annually). He won the first prize of the AMCSUS essay writing competition as well as the first prize of Logic Bowl.
Outside of his credentials, Jacob enjoys community service, previously serving as a volunteer at the SOS Children’s Villages International events from 2013 to 2018.He participated in the Honor of American Veterans ceremony in 2022, and created Wings_Initiative Charity.
In conclusion, Jacob is a hardworking individual who has my highest recommendation, and I am happy to share more details if you would like more information.
You can find Tianyi’s 2023 Winter Music Competition piano performance here.