劉明睿 Ming-Jui Liu Taiwanese Guitarist, Composer, and 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 State University of New York - Purchase Conservatory of Music.
Mr. Liu has been awarded for 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 2016, Mr. Liu was invited to give a solo recital in I Seminário Internacional de Violão do IFCE (Fortaleza, Brazil). In 2017, as a co-founder of Arvo Duo, Mr. Liu gave a duo recital in the 25th Long Island Guitar Festival.
In addition to his performing career, Mr. Liu is a prolific arranger and has published several arrangements for solo guitar and chamber music in important publications, including Gendai Guitar magazine in Japan and Taiwan Guitar Society. Several of his arrangements are also available on IMSLP.
Mr. Liu’s principal teachers have included Chan-Juan Chiu, Zhong-Shing Shie, Kevin R. Gallagher, Frederic Hand, and João Luiz Rezende Lopes. He also studied harmony, composition, and arrangement with Wen-chuan Hu and João Luiz Rezende Lopes.Currently, Mr. Liu is pursuing his Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Stony Brook University under the tutelage of guitarist and lutenist Jerry Willard.
Mr. Liu plays guitars made by Chih-Wei Liu and Karl-Heinz Römmich.
Arrangements and Transcriptions:
Unpublished works include transcriptions and arrangements by Schubert, Ravel, Ryden, Villa-Lobos, Piazzolla, and Pärt.
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