Katie Liu, age 16, is a Junior at Westview High School. She has been playing the violin for 10 years and currently studies with Hae-Jin Kim. Katie has been with the Portland Youth Philharmonic Organization for 6 years and has served as co-concertmaster since she was 14. She also plays with the PYP Camerata chamber orchestra and enjoys volunteering as a mentor for the PYP’s Young String Ensemble. As an active performer, Katie has appeared as a soloist with the members of the Oregon Symphony by winning the MetroArts Young Artists Debut! Competition in 2021, and won again this year in 2023. She also has had the privilege to solo with Portland Youth Philharmonic by winning the PYP Concerto competition in 2022. Katie was the 1st place winner of the MTNA Senior String Performance Competition in Oregon State and was selected as the alternate winner at the Northwest Division level competition. She was a first-place winner of the American String Teacher Association Junior Division in 2022. Katie’s passion for music led her to the Boston University Tanglewood Institute where she was co-concertmaster of the Young Artists Orchestra. She was also selected to serve as the Concertmaster Assistant in the 2021 All-State Orchestra and as Concertmaster for the 2022 All-Northwest Orchestra.