Wen Liu, based in Vienna(AT) & Los Angeles. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with both a Bachelor and Master of Arts in Composition from Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna. She is the winner of Ö1 Talentebörse-Kompositionspreis Austria, International Composition Competition Francisco Escudero Spain, International Composer’s Competition New Note Croatia, and was awarded the Förderungspreis for Music from the City of Vienna, and the Theodor Körner Preis under the patronage of the Austrian President Dr.Heinz Fischer.
Wen’s works have been featured at international festivals such as Wien Modern, Expo Shanghai, International Computer Music Conference (ICMC), Steirische Herbst Musikprotokoll, ManiFeste IRCAM, Biennale Taschenopernfestival, Festival Mixtur Barcelona, Crossings for contemporary music and dance Johannesburg, Stockholm Fringe Fest, Festival EXPAN, Dimanche Rouge Paris, Music-Festival Grafenegg, Jeunesse Vienna ‘Podium Young Artists’ and etc. Commissions and performances from various ensembles and orchestras include those by Ensemble Intercontemporain, Ensemble Recherche, Surplus Ensemble, Ensemble Garage, Österreichische Ensemble für Neue Musik, Phace Ensemble, China Radio Symphony Orchestra, Sydney Contemporary Orchestra, KRKA Wind Orchestra, Vienna Saxophonic Orchestra and etc.
She has been invited to complete composer residencies at Dian Red Kechil International Composers Resident(Singapore), Festival Crossings Johannesburg(South Africa), Theater Reutlingen Die Tonne(Germany) and Universitas Pelita Harapan Jakarta(Indonesia).
As a media artist, Wen has been working with videos, dance performances, installations, projections, and other forms of multidisciplinary projects. Her prize-winning project ‘Monster’ together with audio-visual artist Marian Weger is a collaboration of performance, electronics and body-mapping projection. She has been invited for several dance, music theater, art performance productions. She was a member of electronic computer music ensemble at IEM Graz.
Wen is currently pursuing a PhD in composition at the University of California, San Diego. Her former composition teachers were Clemens Gadenstätter, Wolfgang Liebhart, Christian Minkowitsch and Chaya Czernowin.