Shengni Liao is currently an Artist Diploma student at Texas Christian University under the instruction of Dr. Castro-Balbi. Prior to Texas Christian university, she received her Master's degree in performance from Carnegie Mellon University (School of Music), where she studied with David Premo, Associate Principal cellist Pittsburgh Symphony, as a full scholarship recipient. During her tenure at Carnegie Mellon University she was also awarded the Mary and George Wilkins scholarship for graduate cellist. After completion of her studies at Carnegie Mellon University she was offered a full scholarship to study further at Duquesne University under Adam Liu, Assistant Cellist Pittsburgh Symphony, for an Artist Diploma in cello performance.
Shengni Liao frequently gives recitals and also performs in Orchestras, Baroque ensembles, and chamber groups. In 2014, she won the concerto competition performing Tchaikovsky's "Variations on a Rococo Theme" with the Duquesne Symphony Orchestra. She held the position of principal cellist at the Duquesne Symphony orchestra. Ms. Liao, also held the position of principal cellist with the Asian Youth Orchestra in 2012, where she was awarded a scholarship by the Bright Future Charitable Foundation, and performed with world famous British cellist Steven Isserlis. Ms. Liao has played with numerous orchestras such as the Canton symphony orchestra, Erie philharmonic, and Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra. She has participated in many international tours including Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Taipei, Vietnam, Singapore, Japan, and the United States.