Shu-Li Cheah

"Cellist Shu-Li Cheah is an active solo, chamber and orchestra performer. She is featured in several pop songs and feature films both in Asia and America, including Lead the Way by Matt Bierwagen, Confession by Mariah Mu, Question in the Rain, Love Confession, and Grasping Reality, a track in Dylan C. Jones' album, Cycle. 


As a strong believer in the importance of engaging communities through music, Shu-Li's desire to share the gift of music with others has brought her to unique places, like the Seacrest Studio at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Olana’s Orchard in New York. She can also be found playing in the music video of rEVOLUTION CINCY, a project by Liz Wu challenging Cincinnati residents to take initiative and “be the change”. Shu-Li was an intern at MYCincinnati, an El Sistema-inspired free orchestra program for children in the Price Hill area. Her experiences there have allowed her to witness how music can truly be a vehicle for social change. She continues to volunteer at MYCincinnati whenever possible and constantly searches for more opportunities to bring music, art and communities together.

Shu-Li graduated summa cum laude from the University of Cincinnati (UC) College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) with a Bachelor of Music in Cello under the direction of Lee Fiser, cellist of the LaSalle Quartet. She is currently pursuing her graduate studies at CCM under the tutelage of Ilya Finkelshteyn, principal cellist of the Cincinnati Symphony."