Miss Yi-Hsin Cindy Liu was born in Taipei, Taiwan. She received her early musical trainings in Fu-Shin Elementary and Jen-Ai Junior high school, studying both piano and French horn. In 1992, she won the first prize in Junior French horn division at the National Music Competition of Taiwan. Soon after that, she immigrated with her family to Auckland, New Zealand. She had won many prizes in music competitions while she was in Auckland, and she was also the principal horn with the Auckland Youth Orchestra for five years.
In 1997, Ms. Liu received her Bachelor of Music degree in piano performance from the University of Auckland at the age of twenty.
In 1998, she was accepted with scholarship to study with the associate principal horn of the New York Philharmonic, Jerome Ashby at the Manhattan School of Music in New York City, USA. Subsequently, she continued her studies with the former second horn of Philadelphia Orchestra, Mr. Randy Gardner at the College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati and was awarded with the Doctoral of Musical Arts degree in June, 2005.
Ms. Liu has been the principal horn with the National Symphony Orchestra in Taiwan since September 2005.