Director of String Department
Jiaxi Liu was born in China, where he began to study violin at age of 6. In 2005, Jiaxi Liu was admitted to the Affiliated High school of Wuhan Conservatory of Music at age of 12. Upon studying there, he won First Prize in the “Qingyang” TV Live Competition. He also auditioned and was cast as the main role of a music student in the digital movie RUN MA XIAOCUI (2010) which is broadcasted on the national television channel CCTV-6 in China. During his undergraduate study at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, he was playing section violin in Shanghai Oriental Symphony Orchestra and got invited to the national television channel CCTV-15, for a live music performance. After completing his bachelor’s degree at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music in 2011, Jiaxi Liu went to Louisiana State University for graduate study as a teaching assistant, where he also performed in various regional orchestras, which including Rapides Symphony Orchestra, Acandiana Symphony Orchestra, and Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra. Recently, Jiaxi Liu is a doctoral candidate at the University of North Texas. Jiaxi Liu represents UNT the School of Music as the Concertmaster and the first violin in the UNT Symphony Orchestra and Bancroft Quartet since 2017. During his study at UNT, Jiaxi Liu won the UNT Concerto Competition and presented a winner concert. In 2019, Jiaxi Liu was sponsored and invited to the Aspen Music Festival and served as an orchestra member in the Aspen Festival Orchestra. Among many artists that Mr. Liu has studied and worked with during his study in the U.S includes Charles Castleman, James Ehnes, Robert Chen, Esther Yoo, Stefan Jackiw, Darrett Adkins, Joyce Yang, Yefim Bronfman, etc. As an experienced violin teacher in Dallas & Fort Worth area and teaching assistant at UNT, in addition to his teaching activities, Jiaxi Liu also involved with many regional orchestra’s performance and events. For example, recently he served as the Associate-Concertmaster of McKinney Philharmonic and the judge of GNYTO Concerto Competition.