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Dr. Helen Liu

Dr. Helen Liu

Violin

Hawaii Symphony Orchestra Galliard String Quartet

Dr. Helen Liu, violin, plays in the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra, and is a member of Chamber Music Hawaii’s Tresemble and the Galliard String Quartet. Prior to moving to Honolulu in 2011, Dr. Liu collaborated with various artists including James Buswell, Carol Ou, Carol Rodland, Colin Carr, Arthur Haas, and the Emerson String Quartet. Dr. Liu’s diverse career has included performances at Lorin Maazel’s Castleton Festival, the Longy International Baroque Institute, Suntory Hall in Tokyo with the New York Amadeus Quartet, and The Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin, Germany with her exotica group, The Waitiki 7. A native of Potomac, Maryland, Dr. Liu earned her Graduate degrees at New England Conservatory with James Buswell and her Doctor of Musical Arts degree at SUNY-Stony Brook under the guidance of Pamela Frank and Philip Setzer. She is on the violin and chamber music faculty at Punahou and `Iolani Schools, BYU-Hawaii, and maintains a private studio in Honolulu. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling and discovering new tastes in food and drink with her husband, and spending time with her parakeets.