Violist Liisa Randalu was born in Tallinn (Estonia) and grew up in Karlsruhe (Germany). She studied in Frankfurt/Main and at the University of Music Hanns Eisler in Berlin. She has won several prizes at international competitions and was invited to festivals such as the Rheingau Music Festival, the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival and Heidelberger Frühling Music festival. She is a scholarship holder of the Hertie Foundation, the Villa Musica Mainz and the Foundation of the German People’s Study Foundation. Since 2016 she teaches as a guest lecturer at the Music Academy in Tallinn, as well as at the Feuermann Conservatory of the Kronberg Academy.
As a member of the Schumann Quartet she regularly performs in all the major venues and festivals of the world. The ensemble is a prize winner of the Premier Prix de Concours de Bordeuax 2013, the Jürgen Ponto Prize 2014 and received the Newcomer Award of the BBC Music Magazine in 2016. The chamber music partners of the quartet include artists such as Sabine Meyer, Menahem Pressler, Nicolas Altstaedt, and Albrecht Mayer.