劉明睿 Ming-Jui Liu
A Taiwan native. 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 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, Mirror of the Sunshine, and Summer Nights of Formosa have been published by Canadian publishing house Doberman-Yppan.
Ming-Jui holds his Doctor of Musical Arts in Classical Guitar Performance at Stony Brook University. His principal teachers have included* 邱嬋娟 Chan-Juan Chiu, 謝忠興 Zhong-Shing Shie, 黃修禮 Show-Lee Huang, Kevin R. Gallagher, Frederic Hand, João Luiz Rezende Lopes, Adam Holzman, and Jerry Willard. Ming-Jui also studied harmony, composition, and arrangement with 胡文娟 Wen-Chuan Hu and João Luiz Rezende Lopes.
As a sought-after teacher, Ming-Jui enjoys teaching all levels of students. He was a substitute teacher at Purchase College (NY, USA) and Stony Brook University (NY, USA), and an undergraduate chamber music coach at Stony Brook University. Currently Ming-Jui serves on the faculty of 黃岡師範學院音樂學院 Conservatory of Music at Huanggang Normal University (Hubei, China).
BA at National Taiwan University
MM and AD in Classical Guitar Performance at the State University of New York - Purchase Conservatory of Music
DMA in Classical Guitar Performance at Stony Brook University
Sérgio Abreu, 2018
*In chronological order