lisa liu

The daughter of celebrated violinist and opera singer, Li-Ping Hsieh, Lisa Liu's musical aspirations truly lie in her roots. At the age of 9 she took up the violin and went on to follow in her mother's footsteps when she was accepted into the prestigious Juilliard pre-college music program, where she remained throughout her education, ultimately earning her bachelor's and master's degree in violin performance. During her tenure at Juilliard, Lisa became a very proficient pianist, but violin was always her passion. She feels extremely fortunate to have studied under legendary musicians, Dorothy DeLay and Julie Lyonn Lieberman, whom she credits with inspiring her to improvise and explore a variety of alternative musical styles. An accomplished arranger, writer and composer as well as musician, Lisa's first opportunity to "test her musical mettle" came while she was still in school when she worked on an album project for The Pope that featured Britney Spears, Aerosmith, Ice-T, R. Kelly and Justin Timberlake, among other A-list entertainers. Since then she has performed from coast to coast to audiences of up to 75,000+ (with the Gorillaz at the Coachella music festival) and lent her talents to movies, television, albums and concerts with celebrity artists from every genre. Throughout her career, Lisa's secret desire has always been to break free of the traditional "classical musician mold" and work/perform with hip-hop to create a modern musical fusion. Before she even left the conservatory she collaborated on a project with Nico Muhly who scored the soundtrack for "The Reader". Lisa is traveling between New York and Los Angeles to pursue her dream! Currently Lisa has joined forces with Sly Stone MD and gifted producer/composer, Cori Jacobs. Their all original hip-hop cross over album will feature Lisa's violin virtuosity along with a plethora of guest rappers and hip hop artists. EP expected to be released this fall.