Alice Sheu is a Taiwanese-American harpsichordist, historical organist, pianist, and scientist. Her passion for historical instruments led her to the journey to the Europe. Her recent performances include solo recitals on the 1521 Oosthuizen organ, Netherlands (2021), 1747 Dulcken harpsichord at Museum Vleeshuis, Belgium (2019). She performed the Goldberg Variations In Taiwan (2020) and is the founder/director of the Fitzwilliam Festival Taiwan (2023).
Currently based in the Netherlands, Alice Sheu earned a Masters in harpsichord performance with Siebe Henstra at the Koninklijk Conservatorium Den Haag. She also works with Pieter-Jan Belder (harpsichord) and Reitze Smits (organ).
Ms. Sheu has performed with Het Nederlands Bach Consort, and the Bach Ensemble at Koninglijk Conervatorium den Haag den Haag. She won the Vlaamse International Klavecimbeldag Competition in Mechelen shortly arriving in Europe and was invited to perform a solo program on the historical 1747 Dulcken at Museum Vleeshuis in Antwerp. As an organist she performed a 17th century program on the historical organ at Oosthuizen, Netherlands (ca ~1521), in addition to guest appearances on the historical organs in Úterý, Czech Republic, Amberg and Ganderkesee, Germany. Her rapidly expanding musical horizon includes appearing as a soloist in Bach’s four harpsichord concerto with Fabio Biozzoni, and as baroque dancer with the Dolmetsch Historical Dance Society,
While based in the Netherlands, Ms. Sheu is active in her native Taiwan: She gave the first organ-harpsichord performances on the island with J.S. Bach’s Goldberg Variations and Buxtehude’s La Capricciosa (2020), and was recently invited to perform an all-baroque family concert on the 2015 Schuke organ in Pingtung Performance Arts Center, where she packed the concert hall with 600 people. Her next appearance in Taiwan is scheduled in the fall of 2022 on the Flentrop organ at National Concert Hall Taipei.
Ms. Sheu is due to visit Portland, Oregon for a program dedicated to a 16th century Venetian harpsichord (see events page for details).
Dr. Sheu holds a Ph.D. in (computational/physical) chemistry from the University of Chicago prior to finding her way to music.