Gerald Liu

2021 Round Top Music Festival

Viola
Sugar Land, TX
University of Texas at Austin
After hearing a rendition of Passacaglia, Gerald switched to the viola from the violin at the age of 15 and hasn’t looked back since. He has since been under the baton and learned with Franz Krager, Guillermo Figueroa, Andrzej Grabiec, Larry Livingston, Gerhardt Zimmermann, among others. He has also taken lessons with James Dunham, Donald McInnes, Lila Brown, Paul Coletti, Erika Eckert, Ivo-Jan Van Der Werff, among others.

Gerald’s primary teachers include Yong Chun Li, Suzanne LeFevre, Wayne Brooks, and currently with Roger Myers And John Largess. After obtaining his bachelor’s degree in Physics in 2012, he worked as a real estate agent and as a private lesson teacher to over 30 students. As of 2020, he is pursuing a Master of Music in Viola Performance at the University of Texas. He hopes to enrich the grand tradition of viola playing through chamber music and teaching.