DAVID FINCKEL & WU HAN
2018–2019 Micro Biography (349 words)
David Finckel and Wu Han are among the most esteemed and influential classical musicians in the world
today. Recipients of Musical America’s Musicians of the Year award, the energy, imagination, and
integrity they bring to their concert performances and artistic projects go unmatched.
Season highlights include performances with The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS); a
seven-city U.S. tour with violinist Daniel Hope and violist Paul Neubauer; trio performances with
violinist Philip Setzer; and Far East appearances in Taipei, Hsinchu, and Shanghai. The duo will also be
the subject of two television features to be broadcast on PBS stations across the country.
David Finckel and Wu Han, Artistic Directors of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, are also
the founders and Artistic Directors of Music@Menlo. The founders and Artistic Directors of South
Korea’s Chamber Music Today festival, this season the duo inaugurates an immersive, week-long festival
in Palm Beach. Wu Han also currently serves as Artistic Advisor of Wolf Trap’s Chamber Music at the
Barns for two seasons.
Leaders of the classical recording industry, they created ArtistLed in 1997, the first musician-directed and
internet-based classical recording company. David Finckel and Wu Han have also overseen the multiple
media projects at CMS, and the Music@Menlo LIVE label, which has been praised as “the most
ambitious recording project of any classical music festival in the world” (San Jose Mercury News).
Dedicated to the next generation of artists, under their leadership at CMS Two Program identifies and inducts the finest young chamber artists into the entire spectrum of CMS activities. Music@Menlo’s Chamber Music Institute has provided hundreds of students with incomparable, immersive musical experiences. David Finckel and Wu Han direct the LG Chamber Music School in South Korea, and from 2013 to 2018, led an intensive chamber music studio at the Aspen Music Festival and School. This season, David Finckel and Wu Han’s website introduces a new initiative which addresses the challenges and opportunities facing today’s classical music performers and presenters.
David Finckel and Wu Han reside in New York.
For more information, please visit www.davidfinckelandwuhan.com.