Bebo Shiu has recently earned his doctoral degree to become the first and the only DMA Double Bass graduate under Edwin Barker at Boston University. In 2012, Bebo made his concerto debut in Panama City in association with the sixth annual Alfredo Saint Malo Music Festival while teaching lessons and coaching chamber groups. He won first place in the 2010 Bass Coalition Solo Competition in Winchester, Virginia and was the String Division winner in the 2006 Entergy Young Texas Artists Competition in Conroe, Texas.
He maintains his tenured member status with the Austin Symphony Orchestra while freelancing and teaching in Boston. Bebo has performed with the New World Symphony, San Antonio Symphony, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Boston Pops Orchestra, Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, and the Singapore Symphony Orchestra. He performs locally with the Boston Ballet, Emmanuel Music, Boston Cecelia, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Odyssey Opera, Metropolitan Chorale, Masterworks Chorale, Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, Portland Symphony Orchestra, Back Bay Chorale, Cantata Singers, Zamir Chorale, Boston Lyric Opera, Boston Landmarks Orchestra, Harvard Choruses, and the Monadnock Music Festival.
He has collaborated for chamber works with the New England Chamber Players, Juventas Music, Chamber Orchestra of Boston, Alea III, and Radius Ensemble. Bebo has been awarded numerous fellowships to attend the Aspen Music Festival, Eastern Music Festival, and the Tanglewood Music Center. Dr. Shiu currently serves as the director of String Ensemble and lecturer of Double Bass at Bridgewater State University.