Hecheng Liu is a Pipa virtuoso. He began studying music when he was five and at age 11,was accepted as a gifted student by The Junior Division of the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing. After graduating with honors, he continued to study the Pipa and the Gu Qin at the Department of Chinese instruments at the Central Conservatory of Music. He earned BA at the conservatory in 1984. Liu has taught and performed as a soloist around the world. His music has been described as a graceful combination of strength and emotion that touches his listener's heart and soul.