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Francis Liu specializes in exploring period interpretations of Baroque, Classical, and Romantic repertoire. He is currently the principal 2nd violinist of the Philadelphia Baroque orchestra—Tempesta di Mare, and the concertmaster of the Oklahoma Baroque Orchestra. Well-acquainted with the Northeast Corridor train line, he also performs regularly with groups in New York City (NY Baroque Inc, the Sebastians), Boston (Boston Baroque, Handel & Haydn Society), and Washington, D.C. (National Cathedral).
In performances of period Romantic repertoire, Francis has appeared with the Smithsonian Chamber Players, Teatro Nuovo, and the Transforming 19th Century (TCHIP) research project at the University of Oxford.
Francis is fond of story-telling, and has given interactive concerts at the Polish Consulate in NY, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the NY Performing Arts Library. He has degrees from Rice University, the University of Maryland, and the Juilliard Historical Performance Program.
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