Biography

Alice Sheu, pianist and harpsichordist. Her highly successful baroque dance project with baroque dancer Julie Iwasa and herself at both the harpsichord and piano will be on tour this season to various cities in US, Taiwan, and Japan. Her solo recital at Klavierfest-Lindlar Germany this past summer with both baroque and romantic program received favorable review from Bergische Landeszeitung “fiery eruptive … sentimental … with full bravado, and therefore very convincing(ly).. her delicate, gossamer-like playing in the poetic passages was also wonderful; every note is precious …”. She also performed frequently at the Schubertiade Chicago, presenting major works such as Schubert’s Wanderer Fantasy and the grand Sonata in A major. She has performed at Wurzburg, Germany, and is a finalist of the Gershwin International Competition in New York City. As a chamber musician, she has collaborated with saxophonist Alexandre Souillart, clarinetist Nicolina Logan, and performed with the Mangrove String Quartet at the National Recital Hall in Taiwan.
She has participated in numerous international festivals including International Musik Akademie Salzburg, Aspen Summer Music Festival, and International Keyboard Institute and Festival (NYC). Her interest in baroque music lead her to harpsichord studies with Edward Parmentier (Harpsichord Workshop at Univeristy of Michigan), Arthur Hass (Amherst Early Music Festival) and Ketil Haugsand (Ringve Early Music Festival, Norway).
Dr. Sheu received a Masters in Piano Performance from Longy School of Music after she completed a Ph. D. in Chemistry from the University of Chicago. She now lives in Portland, Oregon and maintains a small private studio alongside her busy performing schedule.

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