Katie Liu


Chamber Music Connects the World, junior

The US-American violist Katie Liu has an impressive academic and musical career. She initially attended the Pre-College division of the Juilliard School, where she completed her training in Violin Performance under Masao Kawasaki. After obtaining a Bachelor's degree in Operations Research and Financial Engineering from Princeton University, she studied at the Colburn School with Paul Coletti and at the Yale School of Music with Ettore Causa.

Katie Liu has won numerous awards, including being a live round participant at the ARD International Music Competition and the Prague Spring International Viola Competition in 2023, as well as being a semifinalist at the Oskar Nedbal International Viola Competition in 2023.

She has extensive orchestral experience. Since October 2023, she has been working as a substitute violist with the New York Philharmonic, and since January 2023, she has been serving as a section violist with the New Haven Symphony Orchestra. Previously, she served as Principal Violist with various orchestras, including the Yale Philharmonia under the direction of Peter Oundjian, the American Youth Symphony under Carlos Izcaray, and the Colburn Orchestra under the direction of Esa-Pekka Salonen. Her ensemble and festival experiences include performances as a soloist at the Verbier Festival Academy in July 2023 and at the NUME Academy & Festival in June 2023.