Liu Hai

Liu Hai

Liu Hai is a virtuoso with Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, serving as suona virtuoso. He first received his training under the famous suona virtuoso, Wang Gaolin, and graduated from the Central Conservatory of Music where he was trained by Guo Yazhi. During his studies, he was a Suona Principal at the China Junior Chinese Orchestra and the China Youth Chinese Orchestra, and was awarded scholarships by the school. He was coached in the suona by Liu Bingchen, Hu Haiquan, Hu Zhihou, Chen Jiaqi, Niu Jiandang et al. Liu joined the China Broadcasting Chinese Orchestra in 2001 and went on tour with the Orchestra to various parts of the world. In 2003, he was a member of the orchestra of the Central Ballet on its touring performances of Raise the Red Lantern to the UK and France. He was also in the orchestra during the recording session of its CD. Liu joined the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra as a suona musician in 2006, where he has been playing the alto and soprano suona since. He has continually honed his performance techniques, and in 2009, went to Jilin in China to receive coaching in suona playing of the northeastern region from Wang Qingzhong. 


Some of his notable performances include the concerts ‘Gao Shan & Liu Hai - HKCO4U series’ (2010) and ‘Rising Stars of HKCO’ (2008). Apart from performing, Liu is also actively teaching. He is currently a suona instructor at the HKCO Instrumental Class and a part-time instructor at The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.