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Wei-Han Wu


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. Dedicated to the performance and promotion of new music, Mr. Wu served as pianist for the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble for three summers. With the Brave New Works Ensemble he completed residences at University of Michigan, Cornell University, and University of California at Fresno. He is currently the Executive Director of the [Switch~ Ensemble], an ensemble dedicated to the performance of electroacoustic music, and was recently featured as guest pianist for the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble. 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. He completely his fellowship at the Tanglewood Music Center in 2013, where he worked closely with the vocal arts program. Most recently, Mr. Wu was principal coach/pianist for the production of Fidelio at the Shippensburg Music Festival, and served on the faculty at the Torggler Vocal Institute.

A native of Kaohsiung, Taiwan, 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 pursuing two D.M.A. degrees at the Eastman School of Music, where he served as president of OSSIA New Music and performs regularly with the Musica Nova Ensemble. His teachers include Nelita True, Jean Barr, James Giles, and Martin Katz.

Firehouse 12 Performances

New Works for Flute and Piano Thursday, April 21, 2016, 8:00p

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