Bio

Alice Shu-Yao Sheu is a Taiwanese-American harpsichordist, pianist, and historical organist based in the Netherlands. Dr. Sheu is an accomplished scientist (PhD, University of Chicago) and pianist (Masters in Piano, Longy School of Music) before specializing in historical performance and thereafter relocating to the Netherlands. She is currently finishing her masters in harpsichord at the world renown Koninklijk Conservatorium Den Haag with Siebe Henstra whilst studying organ at HKU Utrecht Conservatorium with Reitze Smits.  

Alice’s activities as an historical keyboardist led her to a rapidly expanding musical horizon. In 2019 she won the Vlaamse International Klavecimbeldag Competition in Mechelen and consequently gave a solo recital on the historical 1747 Dulcken at Museum Vleeshuis.  As a continuo player she has performed with HKU baroque orchestra, ABS Academy orchestra, and has performed Monteverdi’s Lamento d’Ariana at Utrecht Oude Muziek Festival and Tivolivredenburg Utrecht. Concerto appearances include Bach Four Keyboard Concerto directed by Fabio Biodi with Musica Antica den Haag and Fifth Brandenburg Concerto in Portland, Oregon. As an organist she has performed on the historical baroque organ (1720) in Úterý, Czech Republic and Amburg, Germany.

Her interest and studies in baroque dance and its influence on baroque stylized dances lead her to collaborations with baroque dancer Julie Iwasa in performances in Taiwan, Portland, and Chicago. She also worked with Riccardo Barros and Kath Waters and appeared as baroque dancer with the Dolmetsch Historical Dance Society.

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