Shaw Pong Liu
Shaw Pong Liu engages diverse communities with creative music and social dialogue by innovating the audience experience of live music. Recent projects include Water Graffiti for Peace, a series of outdoor Chinese water calligraphy sessions inviting public play and conversations about peace; A Bird a Day, exploring birdsong, sunrises and composition, and Soldiers’ Tales Untold, a musical-narrative production mixing veterans’ stories, live music, and audience dialogue about war.
Shaw Pong has received commissions from A Far Cry and Lorelei Ensemble, and performs with groups including Silk Road Ensemble, MIT’s Gamelan GalakTika, Boston Modern Orchestra Project. A graduate of U.C. Berkeley with a Masters in Violin Performance from the New England Conservatory of Music, Shaw Pong was an Expressing Boston Public Art Fellow in 2014-15, artist-ethnographer for Boston's cultural planning initiative, Boston Creates in 2015, and one of three Artist-in-Residence for the City of Boston's first Artist-in-Residence program in 2016.