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Daniel Liu

Dean Jackson

Whatzup Features Writer

Published March 30, 2022

Noted as a passionate musician driven to learn piano, violin, and other instruments, 17-year-old Daniel Liu already has 10 years of experience. After watching the film Titanic, Liu was drawn to the violin. “The scene where they were sinking, and the band played ‘Nearer, My God, to Thee,’ really touched me,” he said of James Horner’s music. “I wanted to pick up the violin and play.”The emotion of movie soundtracks still pull him in, pointing to the music in the 2013 film motion picture The Lone Ranger by Hans Zimmer. “His arrangement of the “(William Tell) Overture” was a masterpiece,” he said. “I listen to it a lot.”Liu is also a concertmaster with school orchestras and a longtime member of the Fort Wayne Harmonic Youth Orchestra. He was also a 2021 all-state selection. He is pursuing a career in medicine as an anesthesiologist, but he will continue to be actively involved as a musician and amateur composer. “Classical music soothes the brain,” he said, pointing to its theraputheic value. Music has opened up a brand new world for him.“I think of the broader picture, and where it has taken me and will take me,” he said. One of those places is Carnegie Hall, where he performed this year. 


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