Liu Sola (Chinese: 刘索拉 aka: Liu Suola; Beijing, China) is a Chinese composer, vocalist, music producer, and author. .After graduating from the Central Conservatory of Music with a degree in composition, she published her award-winning novella You Have no Choice. Since 1980’s, Liu Sola has scored many Chinese and international film sound tracks, as well as TV and drama productions. She has composed music for orchestra, ensemble, opera, modern theater, modern dance, and art exhibitions. Her range of musical styles includes classical music, jazz, early music, rock, traditional and contemporary music. She is frequently invited to perform at international music festivals and has recorded and collaborated with many international artists. During the 90’s, she recorded with Pol Brennan, Bill Laswell, James Blood Ulmer, Jerome Bailey, Henry Threadgill, Umar Bin Hassan, Amina C. Myers, Fernando Sounders, Pheeroan aKlaff so on. In 2003, she founded [Liu Sola & Friends] Ensemble, teaming up with Chinese instrumental virtuosos such as Li Zhengui, Zhang Yangsheng, and Yang Jing, together with other young award winning soloists. In 2012, Chinese guitar virtuoso Liu Yijun (lao wu) joined the ensemble.Her opera music works include: chamber opera Fantasy of the Red Queen (2006), performed by Ensemble Modern and [Liu Sola & Friends] Ensemble. Liu Sola is the libretto and music composer, artistic director, costume designer and leading vocalist.Chamber opera The Afterlife of Li Jiantong (2009) is a work dedicated to her mother, a Chinese political-historical writer. Liu Sola wrote both the libretto and the music. Conducted and performed by Paul Hillier/Theatre of Voices.She is the founder of Liu Sola (Beijing ) Music Studio, located in China.Songzhuang, an artist district. Liu Sola designed and built a music space for her ensemble to rehearse and record. Over the years, she has composed and produced film soundtracks for directors such as Zhang Nuanxin, Michel Apted, Li Shaohong, Lv Yue, Ning Ying and others. In 2013, she established [Liu Sola & Friends] Ensemble Independent Film Music Work Shop.She is the author of the novels Chaos & All That (1991), Nv Zhen Tang (2000)/ [La Grande Île des Tortues – Cochons], Lost in Fascination (2011), and other award winning novellas and essay collections.