July 15 - 24
“Dr. Liu is a very special person who embodies the rare qualities of a musician that one does not often find these days. “---Stephen Kates, legendary cellist.
Sheng-Wen Liu began her early music education in Taiwan, where she excelled
on both cello and piano, winning numerous awards since her youth. She went on to study cello and piano performances at the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, U. S. A., earning B.M. degrees for cello and piano, and later became the first Taiwanese cellist to receive a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Cello Performance from Peabody. Dr. Liu studied with the renowned American cellist Stephen Kates, the silver medalist of the 1966 Tchaikovsky Competition, and has given concerts throughout the U.S., including four consecutive concerto appearances with the San Francisco Civic Symphony with conductor Garret Gerritsen. In Taiwan, as one of the most thought-after cellists, she has given solo and chamber concerts in all major venues and has appeared in concerto performances with the NTUA String Ensemble and NYUA Symphony Orchestra. With an enthusiasm for new music, she has commissioned and premiered many works for cello and chamber music written by Taiwanese composers.
Sheng-Wen Liu is currently on the faculty of the National Taiwan University of the Arts.
As one of the most thought-after cellists in Taiwan, Sheng-Wen Liu also embarks on a variety of activities. She is the Music Director of Mysterium Musicum, as well as the Principal Cellist of the YinQi Symphony Orchestra & Chorus. She has also served in the jury panel such as National Taiwan Music Competition, Macao Youth Musicians Competition, to name a few.