Christine Liu is a musician who focuses on contemporary a cappella and church music as a composer, arranger, singer, organist, conductor, and teacher in her home country Taiwan.
She started music composition study at the Walnut Hill School in Boston (USA), where she sang contemporary a cappella music for the first time. Later on, she continued the composition study at Northwestern University in Chicago. Apart from the study, Christine founded the first East-Asian a cappella group on campus – The Treblemakers – and started leading, arranging, and performing until graduation. She then headed to Vienna, Austria to work at the Wiener Meisterkurse (Vienna Master Courses) and attend the Kirchenmusik Konservatorium Wien (Church Music Conservatory) to study church music and organ playing. During the Vienna years, she was the principal organist of the English Speaking Catholic Community at the Votivkirche and had been singing with the vocal ensemble Oktogon. In 2009, she moved back to Taiwan and started a vocal group, Voco Novo.
With the experience of writing a cappella music since 2004, Christine’s works have been performed in many countries and won many awards. Having lived in Asia, America, and Europe, she is now aiming to mix traditional and Taiwanese aboriginal music with a cappella. She is currently the alto and Artistic Director of Voco Novo, artistic director of Vocal Asia Festival, principal organist of the Holy Family Catholic Church, and the conductor of Tabor Youth Choir.