Born and raised in New Jersey, Katie Liu is a Master of Musical Arts candidate at the Yale School of Music in the studio of Ettore Causa. She received her MM degree at the Colburn School, and her undergraduate degree from Princeton University, concentrating in Operations Research and Financial Engineering with minors in Musical Performance and Computer Science.
Katie picked up the viola and made her solo debut in 2019 with the Princeton University Orchestra. Aside from her musical pursuits, Katie has also had summer working experiences in asset management and wrote her senior thesis on the intersection of classical music recognition techniques and neural networks.
She is currently a section violist at the New Haven Symphony Orchestra and was selected to compete in the Hindemith International Viola Competition and Tokyo International Viola Competition in the past year. She was recently selected to compete in the upcoming Prague Spring Competition.