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Shuangshuang Liu

Guest Musician

Shuangshuang Liu obtained the Artist Diploma at The Curtis Institute of Music with Michael Tree and Roberto Díaz in May 2014. Liu was the assistant principal of the Curtis Symphony Orchestra in the 2013-14 season, and she is a substitute violist in the Philadelphia Orchestra. Liu was third prize winner at the Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition in 2013. Liu also won the second prize of the First National Viola Competition in 2003 when she was a student in violin and viola at The Music Middle School attached to the Shanghai Conservatory of Music. In 2005 she came to the United State and earned BM and BA degrees at The Bard College Conservatory of Music. While Liu was studying at Bard, she performed with the American Symphony Orchestra as the winner of the Bard Conservatory Concerto Competition. As a young violist and chamber musician, Liu has been selected to appear in many well-known music festivals, including Marlboro, Ravinia, Aspen (advanced quartet program), Angel Fire, Kneisel Hall, Norfolk, New York String Orchestra Seminar, Pacific Festival in Japan, and Asian Youth Orchestra. As the founding member of the Chimeng String Quartet, she won the silver medal in the Fischoff Chamber Competition in 2010, and was invited to perform with the Albany Symphony Orchestra in 2009. In 2011, the quartet gave their European debut at Incontri in Terra di Siena Chamber Music Festival in Italy. Besides her quartet, Liu has also performed with active chamber musicians including Ida Kavafian, Peter Wiley, Menahem Pressler, Frans Helmerson, Gary Hoffman, Steven Tenenbom, Melvin Chen, Julie Landsman, and others at the Library of Congress, the Chamber Music Society of Reading, Pennsylvania, the Rhinebeck Chamber Music Festival, and the Bard Music Festival.