Hometown: Surabaya, Indonesia
Education Level: Undergraduate
Languages: Indonesian, English, daily Chinese, Javanese, Banjarese
Hobbies: Singing, songwriting, listening to music, playing piano, reading books, watching movies, spending quality time with family and friends.
Biography: Lifia Teguh was born in Indonesia from Chinese descendants. She is from Surabaya, the capital of the East Java province, which has a lot of urban parks. It is a metropolitan area and currently developing with lots of skyscrapers being built, alongside historical sites from the Dutch colonialism era.
Being a minority in her own country shapes her to be a person who respects other people from different cultures and backgrounds. Her dream is to be an internationally acclaimed musician that collaborates her culture with popular/western culture. Tarian Jawa (Javanese Dance), her composition that turns the piano sound into gamelan was widely recognized by national TV, magazine, and newspaper and was internationally premiered in Italy. She also wants to found a performing arts school for the underprivileged children and teenagers around the world.
Lifia came to the United States to pursue a Bachelor in Music at PSU in 2014. She is the Director of Culture, Social, Sports, and Education of PERMIAS Nasional (Indonesian Students Organization in the US). By joining ICSP she hopes to expand her horizon of other cultures and gain more experiences. Through ICSP she also wants to introduce Indonesia’s unique, diverse cultures to the world. For more information about her and her music visit www.lifiateguh.com.