Matthew Liu is one of my favourite people here at Juilliard. He is always in a happy mood (literally, I don’t know how he does it!) and he is always able to cheer me up, no matter how bad my day is. Matt is one of those multi-talented people, he would fit into many different divisions here at Juilliard, because he is also a dancer and a violinist!
What made you go into composing?
I always wanted to move people by creating something from scratch. Whenever I feel moved, by a movie or a concert, it reminds me of why I am doing this. Being moved is such a beautiful thing, it makes us human.
Matt is also the most dedicated librarian I’ve ever met. We both work in the library on Saturdays at 9AM (I know…) and he can shelve these books at a record time!
Matt is a truly wonderful person in so many ways. He is an amazing composer and a great friend. You have to get to know him when you come to Juilliard!
So if you’re worrying about what the people at Juilliard are like… don’t worry. Most of them are truly nice and warm. :)
Until next time,