PEIWEN LIAO ('20) 27, born in Taipei, Taiwan, earned her graduate degree at Yale School of Music, studying with Hyo Kang. Peiwen has performed as a soloist with over 20 orchestras and has won several competitions, most recently the 2020 Alexander & Buono International String Competition Grand Prize. She is the founder of Wawa Music Go!, an outreach project that brings classical music to underserved and aboriginal communities.
- Padova International Music Competition, First Prize 2009
- International Competition of Classical Music of Serbia, Grand Prize 2008
- Juilliard Pre-College Violin Competition, Winner 2007
- Arlington Symphony Orchestra Young Soloist Competition, Winner 2007