劉明睿 Ming-Jui Liu
A Taiwan native. After receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science at National Taiwan University, Ming-Jui Liu went on to pursue a Master of Music degree and an Artist Diploma in Classical Guitar Performance at the State University of New York - Purchase Conservatory of Music.
Ming-Jui has received several awards at various guitar competitions in Taiwan. He has performed as a soloist and a chamber musician in venues such as the National Concert Hall and Recital Hall (Taipei, Taiwan), Zhongshan Hall (Taipei, Taiwan), and the SUNY Purchase Recital Hall. In 2016, Ming-Jui was invited to give a solo recital in I Seminário Internacional de Violão do IFCE (Fortaleza, Brazil). In 2017, as a co-founder of Arvo Duo, Ming-Jui gave a duo recital in the 25th Long Island Guitar Festival. In 2018, Ming-Jui was a festival artist and judge in the 4th Qinling Mountains International Guitar Festival (Shaanxi, China).
In addition to his performing career, Ming-Jui is a prolific arranger and has published several arrangements for solo guitar and chamber music in important publications, including Gendai Guitar magazine in Japan and Taiwan Guitar Society. Several of his arrangements are also available on IMSLP.
As an internationally-recognized composer, Ming-Jui’s The Magic Hour, Passacaglia: A Song for the Ropewalker, Monologue No. 1: Leaf, Me, and Mirror of the Sunshine have been published by Canadian publishing house Doberman-Yppan.
Ming-Jui ’s principal teachers have included Chan-Juan Chiu 邱嬋娟, Zhong-Shing Shie 謝忠興, Kevin R. Gallagher, Frederic Hand, Adam Holzman, and João Luiz Rezende Lopes. He also studied harmony, composition, and arrangement with Wen-Chuan Hu 胡文娟, Howie Kenty, and João Luiz Rezende Lopes. Currently, Ming-Jui is pursuing his Doctor of Musical Arts at Stony Brook University under the tutelage of guitarist and lutenist Jerry Willard.