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Xiu-ru Liu

Adjunct Professor, Voice
Mary Pappert School of Music

School of Music, Room 108
Phone: 412.396.6076


M.M., Performance Certificate, Eastman School of Music
B.M., Central Conservatory of Music (Beijing)

International mezzo-soprano Xiu-ru Liu was born in China. She graduated with distinction from the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing. Xiu-ru received a full scholarship from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY, where she successfully earned her Masters degree and Performance Certificate. She studied under many distinguished teachers including John Malloy, Marcia Baldwin, Jan DeGaetani and Richard Pearlman.

Xiu-ru has appeared as Ramiro in La finta Giardiniera, Endimione in La Calisto, Arnata in L'incoronazione di Poppea, Azucena in Il Trovatore, Ulrika in Un Ballo in Maschera, Suzuki in Madame Butterfly, Maddalena in Rigoletto, Erda in Das Rheingold, Philipievna in Eugene Onegin, Amneris in Aida and many others with European and American opera companies. She has consistently exceeded expectations and astounded audiences in numerous prestigious cities, such as Salzburg, Berlin, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich, London, Paris, Zurich, Luxemburg, Taipei, Beijing, Shanghai, Chicago, Denver, Boston, Los Angeles and Washington, DC.

A devoted soloist accompanied by orchestra and oratorio societies throughout the United States and abroad, Xiu-ru performed the Verdi's Requiem, Brahms' Alto Rhapsody, Mozart's Requiem, Mendelssohn's Elijah, Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, Handel's Messiah, Durufle's Requiem, and Bach's B Minor Mass, St. Matthew Passion. Xiu-ru's sincere sophistication and elegant artistry has tremendously influenced and delighted audiences and music critics alike.

Mrs. Liu is a devoted educator and internationally renowned voice teacher. She has given master-classes and private voice lessons not only in the United States, but in Europe and Asia as well. Mrs. Liu serves as a judge at Puldin International Voice Competition held in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Mrs. Liu has appeared on National TV's live broadcast from Crystal Cathedral, Los Angeles singing sacred songs.