Pamela Liu received her Bachelors in Violin Performance at the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University, and was a member of the Evergreen Symphony Orchestra in Taipei, Taiwan, before attending the University of Washington where she received a Masters Degree in Violin Performance. Since returning to the Northwest, she has been blessed with rewarding performance, teaching and mentorship opportunities which have given her life many new dimensions and directions.
Ms. Liu coaches and teaches with The Edmonds Community College, The Bellevue Youth Symphony Orchestras, the Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestras, and Musicworks Northwest. She gets to perform regularly as the concertmaster of the Cascade Symphony and in the chamber concert series through the Cascadia Art Museum. Through recording for movie soundtracks and video games with SEATTLEMusic, Pam had gotten to play for big crowds, most recently, this season, as backup for pop icons, Michael Buble and Sarah Brightman.
Husband and wife duo, Tutti Dolci, have performed in recital at places from the Cascadia Art Museum to the Argosy Cruises of Lake Washington. Classical violinist, Pamela Liu was Classically-trained at Rice University and later joined the Evergreen Symphony Orchestra in Taiwan, touring Europe and parts of Asia with the orchestra. Guitarist, Chris Liu, majored in electrical engineering, but grew up playing drums, bass, several brass instruments, and studied piano with his mother. Together, they enjoy exploring diverse styles of music including folk (Taiwanese) music and opera.
A native of Fukuoka, Japan, pianist Harumi Makiyama leads an active professional life in the Seattle area as an accompanist for Northwest Girlchoir, the Seattle Jewish Chorale, and Lakeside School, and as a concert and freelance pianist, piano teacher, adjudicator, and collaborative artist. In addition to running a private piano studio, she has taught at Chopin Academy of Music, Academy of Music Northwest, and University of Washington and has served on the collaborative staff at Central Washington University.
Harumi has earned degrees in Piano Performance from New England Conservatory of Music and Elisabeth University of Music in Hiroshima, Japan. She also received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano Performance from University of Washington. Her dissertation, Mental Preparation for Piano Performance Using Principles of Aikido, looks for ways alleviate Musical Performance Anxiety (MPA) through ancient Shinto and Zen wisdom found in the Japanese martial art of Aikido, which directly translates as "The Way of Harmony.”
Jeenah will be a sophomore in Newport High School this upcoming fall, and I’ve been playing violin for 8 years, and piano for 10 years. I’ve grown up around music, always being involved in school orchestra programs and community music programs. I take part in school orchestra and will be in the Chamber Orchestra this fall, and I also compete in piano competitions and festivals; I’ve placed second in class for PAFE and silver for the Virtuoso Festival this past school year, as well as performing for an honors recital for piano. Outside of music and school, I enjoy playing soccer and hanging out with people I love.Reenah will be a senior at Newport High School. I have been playing violin since 1st grade. I am in my school's chamber orchestra and I was a part of the Eastshore Honors Orchestra program. I decided to stick to violin instead of piano or flute because I realized that I enjoy violin more. The sound, melodious lines, and the expressiveness drew me closer to violin. I plan to continue playing the violin in college as well.
This 1915 gorgeous unique walnut Steinway Model O has been refinished in November 2014 with a perfect Steinway style finish, including recently restrung with all new strings, hammers, and keytops.