Ju-Fang Liu was born in Kaohsiung, Taiwan and began her study of the bass at age nine. She earned Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from Indiana University and has studied with Bruce Bransby and Lawrence Hurst. Prior to joining the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra in 2003, she was principal contrabass with the New World Symphony in Florida. She was also a member of orchestras in Kansas City, Owensboro, and Evansville; has performed in summer festivals at Aspen, Marlboro, and Tanglewood; and has been heard as a soloist with the Louisville and New World orchestras. Alex Ross, Music Reporter of the New Yorker, wrote in his column 2007: “Ju-Fang Liu, the principal double-bass of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, played the solo in the third movement of the Mahler First Symphony as elegantly and hauntingly as I’ve heard it.” In her leisure time, she enjoys jogging, badminton, table tennis, reading, cooking, and learning and playing jazz. Her parents, two brothers and sister reside in Taiwan.