Belle Shiu – Pipa Cinese

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Belle Shiu graduated from The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts with Master of Music under the tutelage of Zhang Ying. She was the recipient of the First Initiative Foundation Music Scholarship, the HSBC Mainland Exchange Scholarship, the Jackie Chan Charitable Foundation Scholarship and the Spring-Time Stage Productions Scholarship.

She started learning Pipa at the age of 8 under Li Ping. In addition to her professional training, she has studied Pipa with virtuoso, Professor Yang Jing, Professor Ren Hong; Nanyin Pipa with Ong Chay-tin; and Zheng with Luo Jing.

In the 2013 Hong Kong International Youth Pipa Competition and the 2013 Hong Kong International Youth Music Competition, she was awarded Bronze Award in International Group and the Merit Award in Youth Professional group.

Shiu is active as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestra player. She has collaborated with renowned artists including cellist Trey Lee, violist Yuri Bashmet, Vladimir Mendelssohn, Gian Paolo Peloso and performed with the Moscow Soloists and the Birmingham Symphonic Winds (U.K.).

In 2014 and 2015, she was invited to be one of the artists in Musicus Fest in Hong Kong. She has made appearance throughout China, Taiwan, Singapore, Finland and Estonia. In 2015, she also toured the UK and Ireland representing her alma mater the HKAPA and was invited to perform at the prestigious Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival in Finland.

Shiu is currently a associate member and tutor in the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra and a core member of Yue Pipa Ensemble