Sharon Hsuan-Yu Wu, a native of Taiwan, is one of the few pianists in the world to successfully perform “The People United Will Never Be Defeated!” (Frederic Rzewski’s hour-long set of 36 variations) from memory. Sharon was the Kansas State alternate in the 2013 MTNA Young Artist piano competition, and has performed in the United States, Taiwan, and Prague. She is also involved in chamber music, contemporary music, and piano collaboration. As a student of Dr. Thomas Linde, Sharon received her Bachelor’s degree from Tunghai University in Taichung, Taiwan in 2010, and continued on to a Master degree under Dr. Steven Spooner as a scholarship student at the University of Kansas. She received a D.M.A degree at Stony Brook University in 2017, where she studies with Gilbert Kalish.
In addition to performing, Dr. Wu is a frequent participant in music festivals, competitions, and masterclass. Recently, she was invited to performed in a Benefit Concert for the Denver Philharmonic Orchestra as a guest artist. She was also a scholarship winner in Stony Brook University, Chautauqua Music Festival, University of Kansas and other institutions.
Dr. Wu has been giving piano lessons in California and New York, and she was invited to be an advisor and a pianist in Long Island Elim Bap tist Church Choir. Dr. Wu is an active member of Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) and Music Teachers' Association of California (MTAC).
|2017||Received Doctorate degree at Stony Brook University|
|2016||Advanced to doctoral candidate at Stony Brook University|
|2016 Piano Project Concert|
|2015||Lecture Recital, Chamber Recital, Baroque Chamber Recital|
|2015 Piano Project Concert|
|Scholarship receiver in Chautauqua Music Institution|
|Started working at Port Jefferson Music Academy|
|2014||Admitted to the Graduate School of Stony Brook University under Doctoral Program|
|Received Master degree in Piano Performance at University of Kansas|
|2013||Master degree recital, Concerto Recital|
|Alternate (Second Prize) in the 2013 MTNA Young Artist Piano Competition, State Division.|
|2012||Admitted to the Graduate School of University of Kansas under Master Program, as a scholarship student|
|2011||Piano Solo Recital in Tunghai University, Taiwan|
|2010||Admitted to the Graduate School of Tunghai University, Taiwan|
|Bachelor Graduation Piano Recital|
|2009||Piano Accompanist for college choir. Performed: Beethoven: Missa Solemnis in D Major, op.123: Credo; Handel: Israel in Egypt; Verdi: Falstaff, Act II Scene 2.|
|Piano Concerto Recital, Piano Solo Recital in Tunghai University, Taiwan|
|2008||Performed in Prague International Music Festical, Czech Republic|
|2006||Started teaching in several music schools, music studio.|
|Admitted to the Music department of Tunghai University, Taiwan|
|2005 – 2011||Attended Tunghai International Music festival. Taking lessons with Logan Skelton, Sam Chou, Sean Duggan, Thomas Lymenstull. Performed in masterclasses of Robert Shannon, Steven Spooner, Alan Chow, Thomas Schumacher, Ju-Ying Song…etc.|
|2003 – 2006||In Music division, Stella Matutina Girls’ High School in Taichung, Taiwan. Major in piano.|
|2002 – 2003||Flute Principal for school orchestra|
|2001||Piano teenager competition of Gold Prague Musical Instruments CO…LTD. First prize for Taiwan central region, eighth for national region.|
|2000 – 2003||In Music division, Nantou County Coatun Junior High School. Major in piano and flute.|
|1999||First prize for Guang-Hua piano competition in Nantou County, Taiwan.|
|1997||Started learning flute|
|1994||Started learning piano|
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