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Danny Sheu, Viola

Taiwanese-American Danny Sheu is an acclaimed violist and pedagogue. A native of San Jose, Mr. Sheu was raised in a musical family and began his musical studies at the age of five, and has performed in concert halls throughout Europe, Asia, and North America.

Mr. Sheu is a member of the Santa Cruz Symphony and Symphony Silicon Valley, while frequently appearing with many other ensembles in the Bay Area. As a chamber musician, Mr. Sheu is a principal player for One Found Sound, a conductorless chamber orchestra based in San Francisco, and is a four time winner of the Lillian Fuchs Chamber Music Competition in New York. Mr. Sheu maintains a private studio of students and regularly coaches for local youth orchestras in the South Bay Area.

Mr. Sheu holds degrees from UCLA and Manhattan School of Music, where he was on scholarship. His primary instructors were Paul Coletti, Richard O’Neill, Lawrence Dutton, Robert Rinehart, and Jonathan Vinocour.

Outside of music, Mr. Sheu enjoys travelling, cooking, and watching football.