Shu Yu is a composer and music researcher. Her research interests include acoustic and electroacoustic composition, music perception and cognition, art installation and interactive computer application. She is currently pursuing music analysis diploma (diplôme d'études musicales (DEM) en analyse) at the Paris-Saclay conservatoire (Conservatoire à Rayonnement Départemental (CRD) Paris-Saclay), and working on her thesis and portfolio for the PhD in music composition of the University of York where she studied with Roger Marsh and Federico Reuben. In 2015, she graduated with a M.A. in Music, Science and Technology from the Stanford University where she studied with Brian Ferneyhough, Erik Ulman, Giancarlo Aquilanti and Chris Chafe. Besides composition studies, she has carried out music psychology experiment with Takako Fujioka. In 2013, she received B.F.A. in Theory Composition from the National Taiwan Normal University where she studied with Wen-Ta Juang.
Her music has been performed in the U.K., U.S.A, Taiwan, Belize and China. She worked with soprano Clare Lesser, Splinter Reeds Ensemble, Liminar Ensemble and participated in composition workshops with Ligeti Quartet and Diotima Quartet. She participated in the masterclass with Hilda Paredes in the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival 2017.
Shu Yu is the recipient of Overseas Research Scholarship of the University of York (2016-2019), and with soprano Clare Lesser, the 2018 Terry Holmes Composer & Performer Award of the Department of Music at the University. In 2015, she received Field Research Travel Grant from the Center for Latin American Studies at Stanford University.