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Yu Yu Liu

Yu Yu Liu

Yu Yu Liu Bio Taiwanese cellist Yu Yu Liu is an active musician who recently moved from New York City to the Vancouver area. She holds both master's degree and bachelor’s degree from The Juilliard School under the guidance of Astrid Schween and Fred Sherry. She also recently received a master’s degree in Orchestral Performance from Manhattan School of Music under the guidance of Qiang Tu. As an orchestral player, Ms. Liu has held the principal position in Ensemble 212 since 2016 and she recently became a member of the Vancouver Island Symphony. She has worked under the batons of Leonard Slatkin, Semyon Bychkov, Marin Alsop and Alan Gilbert in venues such as Carnegie Hall, David Geffen Hall, and Alice Tully Hall. To name a few notable events, Ms. Liu gave the NY premiere of Yoshirō Irino’s Three Pieces for Cello Solo (1969), recorded for Fala Chen’s award-winning director-debut short film called the “Passenger”, gave the world premiere of Saad Haddad’s “Thulathi”, and many other remarkable projects. As a passionate teacher, Ms. Liu currently gives weekly cello coachings to the Surrey Youth Orcheatra, and holds a teaching studio at Shuang Music School in West Vancouver. She has been invited to several summer programs such as Composers Conference: Contemporary Performance Institute, Interlochen Arts Camp, Music@Menlo, and the Pacific Music Festival in Japan. Outside of the practice room, Yu Yu enjoys going to the movies and going on hikes with her family.

Instrument / Discipline

  • Violoncello

Spoken languages

  • English
  • Chinese (Mandarin)

Specialized in

  • Youth (7-17)
  • Adults (18+)
  • Young Children (under 7)
  • Beginner/Elementary
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Teaches At

  • Music school
  • Online
  • Teacher's home
  • Teacher's studio