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Mr Y. S. Liu, MH
Senior Advisor

Mr Y. S. Liu, MH

Y. S. Liu studied violin under the tutelage of the renowned Prof Arrigo Foa in Hong Kong. He was a frequent performer on radio and television both as soloist and member of the famed Foa Duo and String Quartet.


Liu was member of the former Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra for a number of years during which he appeared on numerous occasions as soloist with the orchestra performing violin concerti ranging from Mozart to Wieniawski. One such noteworthy performance to Liu’s credit is his recording of the Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto which he premiered in Hong Kong in 1969.


Liu was founder and concertmaster of British Columbia Sinfonietta in Vancouver in 1992. He has been Chairman and Concertmaster of SAR Philharmonic Orchestra in Hong Kong for 16 years from 2003 to 2019. In November 2008 he was elected Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Society. In 2014, Liu completed his 6 year term and was elected Vice Chairman by the board. In 2015, he was again elected Chairman. Liu stepped down as Chairman after 6 years.


In 2013, Liu was awarded Honorary Fellowship of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. In 2014, Liu was awarded Medal of Honour by the Hong Kong SAR Government. In 2016, Liu was appointed Advisory Board member of Bard College Conservatory of Music in New York. In 2018, Liu was elected Board Trustee of Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia.


In 2023, Liu was named Honorary Lifetime Chairman by the SAR Philharmonic Orchestra.   


Liu had been Chairman of Jenston Group of companies in Hong Kong/China and founder of Y. S. Liu Foundation.