Xiaodi Liu currently serves as Adjunct Professor of Oboe at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, Florida. She has held positions with the Atlanta Symphony, the Houston Symphony, the Shanghai Symphony, the Symphony of Southeast Texas, and Opera in the Heights (Houston, TX). In addition, she has performed as Guest Principal Oboe with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, and the Florida Orchestra, and has also appeared as a guest musician with the Cleveland Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Jacksonville Symphony, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Houston Grand Opera Orchestra, Houston Ballet Orchestra, and the San Antonio Symphony Orchestra. She was recently featured in a recording on the Evidence Classics label performing Michael Fine's Oboe Quintet.
During her summers, she regularly performs with Festival Mozaic in San Luis Obispo, California, and has also appeared with the Spoleto USA, Colorado College, and Aspen music festivals.
Ms. Liu began her oboe studies with Jing Guo Dong and her father, Chang Fa Liu, and went on to study at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing with Dong Wei. After her studies in Beijing, she went on to study with Hansjorg Schellenberger and Jonathan Small at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, UK. Upon completion of her degrees in England, she attended Oberlin Conservatory where she studied with Alex Klein and Robert Walters, before moving to Houston, TX where she worked with the Houston Symphony and earned her Master's degree at Rice University, where she studied with Robert Atherholt.