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Born in Xinjiang, China, Quinn Kun Liu began her cello studies at age of seven and won her first cello competition at ten. Quinn received her Bachelor’s Degree in Cello Performance at The Shanghai Conservatory of Music in China and Master’s Degree from University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) where she received a full scholarship. 

As an orchestra musician, Quinn has served as cellist in a variety of orchestras such as the San Diego Symphony Orchestra, Portland Columbia symphony, The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Inland Valley Symphony. Previously, she also played in Hangzhou Philharmonic Orchestra and Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra in China.  As an passionate and active chamber musician,  Quinn is founding member of The Orchid Trio and the Cello Jam. And she has been invited and performed in several music festivals in the United States and Asia. 

In addition to music performance, Quinn is very experienced in teaching cello as well as working in musical administration.

In 2013, she was nominated to coach the cello section in Kurt Sassmannshaus’ Starling Foundation in Cincinnati. Quinn was a cello instructor at the Opus school of Music, Oregon Music Academy, Musicality Network, Music Academy of San Diego, Old Town Academy, Help You Achieve Academy. In the area of administration, Quinn was the executive assistant of the Great Wall International Music Academy, the administrative assistant in the Virtuoso Music Academy, and the executive assistant at the Bravo! International Music Academy. 

Quinn has called Portland home since 2017,  joining the Portland Columbia symphony on 2019 and Metropolitan Youth Symphony in 2021. Beyond performing and conducting, Quinn works at Portland Opera as Music assistant, teaches at PCC Rock Creek and manages her home studio, Musication LLC, in Bethany.

Aside from music, Quinn has a great interest in fashion, travel, fine food.


Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007                                                 J. S. Bach (1685-1750)

Cello Suite No. 2 in G Major, BWV 1008                                                 J. S. Bach (1685-1750)

Cello Suite No. 3 in G Major, BWV 1009                                                 J. S. Bach (1685-1750)

Cello Suite No. 4 in G Major, BWV 1010                                                 J. S. Bach (1685-1750)

Cello Suite No. 5 in G Major, BWV 1011                                                 J. S. Bach (1685-1750)

Sonata for Piano and cello in D Major, Op. 6, No. 6                     Pietro Locatelli (1695-1764)

Cello Concerto No.1 in C major, Hob.VIIb:1                                    Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)

Cello Concerto No.2 in D major, Hob.VIIb:2                                    Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)

Cello Sonata No.1 in F Major, Op.5 No.1                          Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

Cello Sonata No.2 in G minor, Op.5 No.2                         Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

Cello Sonata No.3 in A Major, Op.69                                Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

Cello Sonata No.5 in D Major, Op.102 No.2                     Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

Sonata for cello and piano, Op. 65                                              Frederic Chopin (1810-1849)

Cello Concerto in A minor, Op. 129                                         Robert Schumann (1810-1856)

Fantasiestücke, Op. 73                                                             Robert Schumann (1810-1856)

Cello Concerto in D minor                                                               Édouard Lalo (1823 -1892)

Sonata for piano and cello No.1 in E minor, Op. 38              Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

Sonata for piano and cello No.2 in F Major, Op.99                Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

Cello Concerto No.1, Op.33                                                  Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)

Nocturne, Op. 19 No. 4                                                              Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)

Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op.33                                    Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)

Cello Concerto in B minor Op. 104   ​                                           Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904)

Cello Concerto in E minor Op. 85                                                    Edward Elgar (1857-1934)

Sonata for cello and Piano in G Minor, Op. 19                  Sergei Rachmaninoff (1893-1945)

Cello Concerto No. 1 in G minor                                              Dmitri Kabalevsky (1904-1987)

Le Grand Tango                                                                              Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992)

Sonata for cello solo                                                                        György  Ligeti (1923-2006)


My Music

Nocturne, Op. 19 No. 4, Pyotr TchaikovskyQuinn Liu, cello; Chung-hsi Hsieh, piano
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Fantasiestücke, Op. 73 by Robert SchumannQuinn Liu, cello; Chung-hsi Hsieh, piano
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Sonata for cello and piano, Op. 65 by Frederic ChopinQuinn Liu, cello; Chung-hsi Hsieh, piano
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Kol Nidrei, Op.47,Max Bruch(1838-1920)Quinn Liu, cello; Julan Wang, piano
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Sonata for piano and Cello in D Major, OQuinn Liu, cello; Julan Wang, piano
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Sonata for Cello and piano in G Minor, OQuinn Liu, cello; Julan Wang, piano
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