Dr. Shaolan Liou (a.k.a. Sharon) enjoys an orchestral performing experience of over 40 years, spanning 15 countries on 3 continents, with world-renowned conductors and soloists, such as Yehudi Menuhin, Pierre Boulez, Mstislav Rostropovich, Kurt Sanderling, Daniel Barenboim, Pinchas Zukerman, Christopher Eschenbach, Michael Tilson Thomas, Neemi Jarvi, Eri Klas, Gidon Kremer, Gil Shaham, and Elly Ameling. Dr. Liou was twice the first-prize winner of the National Music Competition in Taiwan and a judge for the Chicago Symphony’s Young Musicians’ Competitions. She received numerous certificates, scholarships, and awards, and was recognized as an “Alien of Extraordinary Ability” by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. She holds a Doctor of Music degree from Northwestern University, and both Master of Music and Bachelor of Music degrees from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Likewise, she taught at Lawrence University, Capital University, and the American School of Double Bass and coached for several youth, community, and homeschool orchestras. Furthermore, she performed with the Columbus Symphony, Santa Cruz County Symphony, Civic Orchestra of Chicago, Pacific Music Festival, Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, Aspen Music Festival, Disney’s Young Musicians Orchestra at Ravinia Festival, New Britain Symphony, and Nutmeg Symphony, among many others. This will be Dr. Liou’s third return to performing at Carnegie Hall.