James P. Liu, of Singapore nationality, was appointed Music Director of the Wuhan Philharmonic Orchestra at the invitation of the Wuhan Municipal Culture Bureau (China) in 2004. In 2011, he also became Artist Director of the Wuhan International Piano Festival. He was a Research Scholar in the Conducting Faculty at the Michigan State University (USA) College of Music.


During his first year tenure, Liu implemented the first "Concert Season" for the Wuhan Philharmonic Orchestra. Today, the Wuhan Philharmonic Orchestra is the resident orchestra at Wuhan Qintai Arts Center. The orchestra gives over 80 concerts a year and has become one of the most important orchestras in central China. Mr. Liu led the WPO on tour to Oita, Japan in 2004. In 2009, he conducted the WPO at the 9th Asia Symphony Week in Tokyo. The WPO was the only symphony orchestra from China. The concerts, performed at the Tokyo opera house, received high praise from Japanese media. Mr. Liu also led the orchestra during a 13 city China tour in 2011.


Mr. Liu has been guest conductor with the Cyprus State Symphony Orchestra, Poland Zabrze Philharmonic Orchestra, Oita Symphony Orchestra (Japan), Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra(Germany),Duisburger Philharmoniker Orchestra(Germany), Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic (Czech Republic), Tusia Opera Festival(Italy) Orquestra de Camera Chihuahua (Mexico),State Symphony Orchestra(Mexico), MSU Symphony Orchestra (USA),Pueblo Symphony Orchestra(USA), Evergreen Symphony Orchestra(TaiPei)TianJing Symphony and Sichuan Symphony (China), and he has cooperated with musicians from Europe, America, and Asia. As of 2005 he began collaboration with Kajimoto Concert Management Co, Ltd.


During his tenure, he implemented a plan for musician exchanges with the Duisburger Philharmoniker Orchestra of Germany, the Oita Symphony Orchestra of Japan, and the Sichuan, China Symphony. He successfully conducted joint concerts resulting in high appreciation by government and media for promoting foreign exchange through the Wuhan Philharmonic Orchestra.


Mr. Liu has been awarded a variety of honors. He received the Gold Medal of the National Youth Art Festival of Singapore and the "Excellent Music Contribution" award by the Japanese Association of Singapore in 2001. In 2005 he received the "Special Contribution in Culture" from the Wuhan Municipal Culture Bureau and the "Chime Bells Award" by the Hubei Provincial Government in 2006. He was listed as one of ten foreign experts for his contributions in economy and culture of Hubei, China. In 2010, he was given the Wuhan Culture Contribution Award from the city government. In 2010, he was named as one of the ten "The Province Culture Fashion Elite" by the Radio Film and TV Bureau of Hubei Province.In 2011, he received the Yellow Crane Friendship Prize as one of the best foreign experts who contributed to Wuhan City. This was awarded by the Wuhan Municipal Government. Special contribution in culture"by Wuhan Propaganda department March of 2012.


Mr. Liu was born to a prominent music family in China. His grandfather was the first music dictionary compiler in China. Mr. Liu was endowed with music genius in childhood. He studied music at the Wuhan Conservatory of Music, Shanghai Conservatory of Music, Utrecht Conservatorium (Hongeschoolvoor de Kunsten Utrecht) in Holland and Michigan State University in Unite State. He studied under the guidance of his father, Professor Liu Yan, and Lin Ying-Rong, Elias Arizcuren, Michelle Roche, Victor Liberman, Leon Gregorian, Gustav Meier, and Larry Rachleff.


2014 he has engagement with Silesian Philharmonic Orchestra in Poland, Thueringen Symphony Orchestra in Germany. Symphony Orchestra of the Claudio Santoro National theater, Tuscia Operafestival in Italy and China Orchestras.



Reconfirmed Artistic and Music Director of Wuhan Philarminic Orchestra in China, James Peng Liu is a fine Conductor


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