Dan Liu (Violin/Viola/Theory)
Dan Liu, violist, earned a B.M. from Shenyang Conservatory of Music
in China, and a M.M. from the Boston Conservatory. He got in the Boston
Conservatory with a full scholarship. At the same time, he also got in
Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University with a highest scholarship.
Dan started his musical career on the violin when he was six. He made
his debut as a violin soloist with an youth symphony at age twelve.
Subsequently, he started to study the viola as well as the violin with
XuekeLi. As a violist of a string quartet, Dan was awarded 2nd place in a
chamber competition of China, and performed in Hong Kong. He was also
the principal violist in The Shenyang Youth Symphony Orchestra and
performed in many different countries over the course of four years.
In 2009, Dan participated in the Bundes Jugend Orchester (BJO) in Germany and performed in a variety of famous concert halls, like
Hamburg Laeiszhalle, Cologne Philharmic Concert Hall, Munich Philharnic
Hall, etc. In 2010, Dan was selected by Shenyang Conservatory to participate in the International Viola Festival in Shanghai, and perform in concerts as an outstanding violist. He was also awarded “Outstanding Student” and
“Outstanding Graduate Student” of Shenyang Conservatory in both 2010 and 2011. He worked in Shenyang Symphony Orchestra as an assistant
principal violist in 2013. He has premiered works by many contemporary
composers during his years in the US. He is currently a violist of Young
Musician Foundation Debut Orchestra and American Youth Symphony in
Los Angeles. His teachers have included Patricia McCarty, Lila Brown, Carrie Dennis and Donald McInnes.