Hui Liu


Applied Faculty, Viola

Violist Hui Liu has been a member of the Los Angeles Philharmonic since 1999. From 1997 to 1999, he was a member of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. He was assistant principal viola of the Boston Symphony Orchestra from 1995 to 1997. Since joining the Los Angeles Philharmonic, he has performed frequently on the Chamber Music Society Series and the Green Umbrella new music series. Hui Liu has also performed chamber music at leading music festivals in Marlboro, Tanglewood, Ravinia, and Edinburgh; and he has collaborated with such artists as Emanuel Ax, Hilary Hahn, Jaime Laredo, David Soyer, Peter Wiley, Masuko Ushioda, and Laurence Lesser. In 2004, Liu made his concerto debut with the Pasadena Community Orchestra. He has also performed concertos with the Rio Hondo Symphony and the Symphony Orchestra of California State University, Los Angeles. Liu performed Berlioz’ Harold In Italy with the Shenzhen Symphony in 2008. Liu has taught and coached chamber music at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute and coached viola sections at the New England Conservatory and the New World Symphony. A native of Beijing, China, Liu began piano lessons with his mother at age five and started violin lessons at seven. He attended Boston University, where he received an Artist Diploma as a student of Raphael Hillyer. He earned a Bachelor of Music degree from the Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied with Michael Tree, Karen Tuttle, and Joseph de Pasquale and coached with Felix Galimir.

Academic Area

  • School of Music (College of the Arts)