Leo Liu(botao liu) 1972 born in HarbinChina, 1984 Begun obsessed in guitar playing 1988 became a guitar teacher in local Ice-cityArtSchool. 1991 second prize winner in classical guitar group in China 11-cities Guitar Tournament. begun Guitar teaching and performing in universities in Beijing area including Tsinghua University, People's University, Gong An University, Beijing Normal UNIVERSITY, Capital Normal University, Beijing Aeronautical and Astronautic University, Beijing University of Foreign Language ,Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications etc. also inspired by personal contact and materials offering with Chenzhi-World Famous Chinese Classical Guitar Tutor in the same year. 1993 The only First Prize Winner in China's 21 Provinces and Cities Guitar Competition with The China First Guitar Summer camp held in Weihai, Shandong province by SMPH(Shanghai Music Publish House) 1994-1998 Invested and managed SupernaturalMusicalSchool in Harbin as a headmaster, thousands of music lovers were trained. 1995 Was selected being the Cover-page Person by "GUITAR'S COMPANION"-the most published guitar magazine so far in China.1995 attended John Williams' first tour in China and instructed by the master and also got positive encouragement letters from the master. 1999 Was invited to perform on the stage of China's best classical music hall-BeijingMusic Hall and also was invited to perform in a guitar party by U.S. embassy during the weekend. 2000 Settled down in Shanghai and begun guitar teaching in Shanghai area. 2002 being one of the few formal students attended the Master class of Eduardo Fernandez-World Famous Classical Guitar Master. also helped the master being a temporary English interpreter, was praised and instructed seriously by the Master. 2003 Attended Master class of David Russell-World Famous Classical Master in Shanghai also was included in the Chinese Famous Guitarist Category published By SMPH in the same year. 2004 started Leo's Leoguitar Studio website and spread guitar knowledge to more people via Internet By now, Leo’s more than 20 years' Guitar Journey covered all over China's major cities including Beijing,Shanghai,Tianjin,Nanjing,Shijiazhuang,Qingdao,Jinan,Weihai,Dalian,Wuxi,Qiqihaer,Mudanjing etc. accumulated sufficient Guitar teaching and performing and English speaking experiences. face to face taught thousands of guitar lovers in different professions and nationalities to get a happier life being with a guitar. With his motto-"everyone could get a happier life by being with a guitar" bearing in mind ,Leo has built his own unique system of efficient training methods for the people never touched guitars to gain obvious exciting guitar playing progress in a short period of time! we can use a short period of learning to gain a life-long hobby!
Jie Hao is a Pipa teacher who is a part of Yins International Music, Art and Language Institute in Chicago, and is also a Pipa performer in China and Chicago. By the time she was six years old, she had already began the process of learning the Pipa. Her teacher back in China has said that Jie was by far her favorite student. As a Teacher, Jie has taught more than 10 students and the majority of them still keep practicing. She has earned many performance awards in China such as “Best Young Folk Artist” award, which she was presented with in Yunnan, China. She has also passed the highest performance certification Pipa exam in China. She’s performed with many famous artist and shows, such as “Beijing University Young Talent Competition” and the “Nankai University Chinese Folk Music instrument competition”. She won first and second places respectively. Let’s give her a warm welcome to Chicago as a Pipa teacher and a Pipa performer to share and enjoy her music.
Tong Yu / violin comes from China where she studied at the Shenyang Conservatoryof music receiving a Bachelor’s Degree. She won the third place in the 2008 CCTV Piano and Violin Competition and performed with the Youth Symphony Orchestra of Germany in 2009. Tong was invited by the Central Conservatory of Music’s Symphony Orchestra and performed with the concertmaster of the Berlin Symphony Orchestra. In 2011, she performed with the Shenyang Conservatory of Music of Symphony Orchestra at Beijing University. Tong has played many recitals in China. In 2012, gave a lecture of violin at the Dalian College of Arts as well as playing the position of concertmaster in the Dalian Symphony Orchestra. Her fine performances are well known in China. Recently, She just got Second Place of the 30th Annual Music Festival in Honor of Confucius—Virginia Geyser Behrendt Scholarship Competition( the First place was vacant). She is currently pursuing a Master of Music Degree at Roosevelt University.