Danny Sheu

Major Performances and Honors


San Francisco Academy Orchestra
Artist Diploma in Orchestral Studies,

Expected Completion 2014

Manhattan School of Music
Master's of Music in Classical Viola, 2013

University of California, Los Angeles
Bachelor of Arts in Music, 2011


  • MSM Graduate Degree Recital, New York, NY, 2012
  • Mendocino Music Festival, Mendocino, CA, 2012
  • Four Time Lillian Fuchs Chamber Music Competition Winner
  • Manhattan School of Music, Principal Viola
  • American Youth Symphony, Assistant Principal Viola
A highly sought after musician, he has appeared with many of
the Bay Area’s symphonies, including Stockton, Santa Rosa, Monterey, Modesto, Silicon
Valley, and Santa Cruz, and has also appeared as a soloist with the San
Francisco Korean Symphony. As a dedicated chamber musician, he is one of the
principal players for One Found Sound, a conductorless chamber orchestra based
in San Francisco, and is a four time winner of the Lillian Fuchs Chamber Music
Competition in New York. As an educator, Mr. Sheu is frequently involved as a
coach for California Youth Symphony, San Jose Youth Symphony, UC Santa Cruz,
and Leland High School, and maintains a private studio of students in San Jose.

​Mr. Sheu holds degrees from UCLA and Manhattan School of Music, where he was on scholarship. He was also a fellow of the inaugural year of San Francisco Academy orchestra. His primary instructors were Paul Coletti, Richard O’Neill, Lawrence Dutton, Robert Rinehart, and Jonathan Vinocour.
Taiwanese-American violist Danny
Sheu, a native of San Jose, was born and raised in a musical family, and began
his musical studies on the violin at the age of five before switching to viola
at eleven. His musical endeavors have taken him through concert halls across
the United States such as Royce Hall and Walt Disney Concert Hall as well as on
tours and festivals through Europe and Asia.