Guest Artist Liu-Yi Retallick will join us for our Summer Series – Groove Cafe.


Violinist Liu-Yi Retallick joined the Auckland Philharmonia as Associate Concertmaster in 2016. Prior to moving to New Zealand, Liu-Yi spent most of her life growing up in Malaysia, before moving to Singapore to pursue her music degree. 

Whilst at university, Liu-Yi was part of a number of ensembles, with which she toured South-East Asia, and Europe. After graduating, Liu-Yi won first prize at the Singapore National Piano and Violin Competition, as well as the Malaysian Youth Foundation Competition. She then took freelance contracts with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, and the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra.

Since joining the Auckland Philharmonia, Liu-Yi has performed as a soloist with the orchestra, and taken part in numerous chamber concerts as part of the In Your Neighbourhood Series, Mt Eden Chamber Music Festival, as well as the Akaroa Music Festival. She continues to play in orchestras in Asia and Europe when her orchestra schedule allows. Liu-Yi is a current member of the Jade String Quartet and a founding member of the Dégustriō. Liu-Yi has also been a guest with chamber ensembles that have toured to New Zealand, including the Sydney Art Quartet and Sonoro Quartet.

In between bush walks and visiting the beach, a love of New Zealand gin has kept her very busy!