Biography

Alice Shu-Yao Sheu is a Taiwanese-American harpsichordist, pianist, and historical organist. Trained as a classical pianist (Masters in piano performance) and scientist (Ph. D in Chemistry, University of Chicago), she moved to the Netherlands in 2018 to pursue studies in early music. She currently studies harpsichord with Siebe Henstra at the Koninklijk Conservatorium Den Haag and organ with Reitze Smits at HKU Utrecht Conservatorium.

In the brief year since she arrived in Europe she has rapidly expanded her musical horizon, performing as harpsichordist with HKU baroque orchestra, appeared as baroque dancer with the Dolmetsch Historical Dance Society, and performed on the historical baroque organ in Úterý, Czech Republic. In 2019 she is the winner of the Vlaamse International Klavecimbeldag Competition in Mechelen, and performed in Festival Oude Muziek Utrecht. Currently based in Utrecht, Netherlands, she looks forward to embrace the rich musical and cultural heritage across europe during the next two years of her studies.