Francis Liu, violin


With an inclination for eclectic projects, Francis Liu specializes in exploring period interpretations of Baroque and Classical repertoire. Based in New York City, he is an active member of the Sebastians, New York Baroque Inc., the Bach Players of Holy Trinity, and the Trinity Baroque Orchestra. He has also performed with the Smithsonian Chamber Players, Les Arts Florissants (“Festival Dans les Jardins de William Christie”), and has toured with the Baroque ensemble Musica Angelica and the actor John Malkovich in two productions: “The Infernal Comedy” and “The Giacomo Variations.” 

An active chamber musician, he performs regularly with Quartet Resound, and the square piano trio, Broadwood Junction. In addition to his work on Baroque violin, Francis has performed with the New York-based contemporary ensemble, Hotel Elefant, and has appeared at the Bang on a Can Summer Festival and the KLANGSPUREN Festival of Contemporary Music in Austria. 

Francis is currently on faculty at Point CounterPoint Music Festival and maintains a private teaching studio in New York City. He holds degrees from Rice University, the University of Maryland, and the Juilliard Historical Performance Program.

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