Wei-han Wu

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Described as "brilliant" by the Pittsburgh Tribune, pianist Wei-Han Wu has performed in venues such as the Chicago Cultural Center, the Kennedy Center, Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall, and the DiMenna Center for Performing Arts in New York City. Committed to the performance and promotion of new music, Mr. Wu served as pianist for the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble (ACE), and is currently a member of the [Switch~ Ensemble], an ensemble dedicated to the performance of electroacoustic music. Mr. Wu was recently featured as pianist with the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, and guest soloist at the Third Practice Festival at University of Richmond, as well as the 2017 New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival (NYCEMF) . He has worked with composers such as John Adams, Lee Hyla, Steven Stucky, Osvaldo Golijov, Eric Wubbels, and John Harbison.

As a vocal coach and accompanist, Mr. Wu has worked with artists such as Vinson Cole, Susanne Mentzer, and Nancy Gustafson. In 2009 he was a participant in the first Castleton Music Festival, by invitation of Maestro Lorin Maazel to prepare the production of "Beggar's Opera" by Benjamin Britten. In 2012-2013 he was a fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center, where he worked closely with the vocal arts program. Most recently, Mr. Wu was guest music director at University of Alabama and University of Colorado at Boulder, working with students for their opera productions.

 

A member of Pi Kappa Lambda, Mr. Wu received his Bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University and Master’s degrees from both University of Michigan and Northwestern. He is the recipient of the Distinguished Achievement Award from the Juilliard School, the Felicia Montealegre Fellowship from the Tanglewood Music Center, and the Collaborative Piano Fellowship from Bard College. He is currently a double D.M.A. degree candidate at the Eastman School of Music, where he served as president of OSSIA New Music and performs regularly with the Musica Nova Ensemble.