Computer science student is also a concert master

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  • Name: Victor Liu
  • High School: Homestead High, Cupertino
  • Schools Accepted: UCLA
  • Occupation of Parents: Father is IT Director in a Silicon Valley company and mother is a homemaker

He began his violin study at age 6. He currently studies with Dr. Arthur Mikhailov and was formerly a student of the late Jenny Rudin. He has had the opportunity of having masterclasses with many violinists, including Alexander Barantschik, Haik Kazazyan, and Henry Gronnier. Victor has won top prizes in numerous competitions, including 1st place at the Peninsula Symphony Young Musicians’ Competition, grand prize at the ASTA SF Solo Competition, and various other prizes at USIMC, USOMC, Pacific Musical Society, and Junior Bach Festival. In 2012, Victor entered the Fremont Symphony’s Young Artists Competition and performed with the orchestra in their Children’s Concert.
As a winner of the American Fine Arts Festival and American Protégé International Concerto Competition, Victor performed his debut recital at the Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall in October 2012 and returned for a second recital in March 2013. He was also a member of MV Science Olympiad. He has been a music coach at the PYO String Camp for the past summers and enjoys coaching younger musicians. He also enjoys playing chamber music with others.

Background of Parents: Victor’s parents are first-generation Chinese immigrants who with Master’s degrees in information technology and STEM fields.

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