Artist Bio

Katie Liu, viola

Violist Katie Liu is a Master of Musical Arts student at the Yale School of Music in the studio of Ettore Causa. Liu received her Master of Music degree at the Colburn School and her undergraduate degree from Princeton University, concentrating in Operations Research and Financial Engineering with minors in Musical Performance and Computer Science; she has had corporate working experience in asset management and fintech consulting. She commenced her viola pursuits as winner of the Princeton University Concerto Competition; as a soloist, Liu has performed with the Princeton University Orchestra and Colburn Orchestra. Previously the principal violist of the American Youth Symphony, she is currently a section violist at the New Haven Symphony Orchestra and regularly performs with the New York Philharmonic as a substitute violist. An active chamber musician, she performs with the Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players and has participated in the NUME Academy and Verbier Festival Academy. Her upcoming engagements in 2024 include the Aspect Chamber Music Series, a BeethovenFestival Sweden tour, Kronberg Academy Chamber Music Connects the World, and North Shore Chamber Music Festival. Katie is an upcoming quarterfinalist at the Primrose International Viola Competition.