Biography

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).

 

A trip down memory lane…
 

Chronicle

 
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
2007 Piano Recital
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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