劉明睿 Ming-Jui Liu Taiwanese Guitarist, Arranger
After receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science at National Taiwan University, Mr. Liu went on to pursue a Master of Music degree and an Artist Diploma in Classical Guitar Performance at SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Music. Mr. Liu has been awarded several prizes at various guitar competitions in Taiwan and was a semifinalist in the 2009 Tokyo International Guitar Competition. He has performed as a soloist and a chamber musician in venues such as the National Concert Hall and Recital Hall (Taipei, Taiwan), Zhongshan Hall (Taipei, Taiwan), and the SUNY Purchase Recital Hall. In addition to his performing career, Mr. Liu is a prolific arranger and has published several arrangements for guitar.
Mr. Liu has studied under 邱嬋娟 ChanJuan Chiou, 謝忠興 ZhongShing Shie, Kevin R. Gallagher, Frederic Hand, and João Luiz Rezende Lopes. He has been selected to perform in masterclasses for many renowned guitarists, including Pepe Romero, Eduardo Fernández, Carlo Domeniconi, Pablo Márquez, Shin-Ichi Fukuda, Vladislav Bláha, Benjamin Verdery, Richard Savino, Sharon Isbin, Adam Holzman, Jeffrey McFadden, Miguel Trápaga, Fabio Zanon, Judicaël Perroy, Denis Azabagić, and SoloDuo. Mr. Liu has participated in numerous music festivals, including New York Guitar Seminars, Maui classes held by Benjamin Verdery, and summer study with Adam Holzman.
Currently, Mr. Liu is pursuing his Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Stony Brook University under the tutelage of guitarist and lutenist Jerry Willard.
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