Alice Sheu is a versatile keyboardist, active as a pianist, harpsichordist, and continuo player. As a solo pianist she has performed in Klavierfestival-Lindlar in Germany, Schubertiade Chicago, Weurzburg, Germany, and is a finalist of the Gershwin International Competition in New York City. Her colorful, nuanced, sensitive, and transparent playing brings her to multiple collaborative projects with saxophonist Alexandre Souillart, clarinetist Nicolina Logan, and tenor William Bouvel.
A graduate of the Longy School of Music (M. M) and the University of Chicago (Ph. D), Dr. Sheu specializes in French and Baroque repertoire. She has worked with Edward Parmentier at the harpsichord workshop in University of Michigan, Arthur Hass at the Amherst Early Music Festival, and Ketil Haugsand at the Ringve Early Music Festival. In 2016 she founded the Baroque Dance Project with baroque dancer Julie Iwasa, focusing on bringing out the expressiveness and understanding of the element of dance in baroque music through on-stage collaboration.
Dr. Sheu is an avid advocator for the historically informed performance practice. She recently served as clinician for the harpsichord workshop for the Oregon Music Teacher Association, working with piano students on the baroque repertoire on the harpsichord. She is currently the continuo player at the Big Mouth Society Baroque Orchestra and early voice ensemble “Curious Voices” and is being coached by members of the Portland Baroque Orchestra.