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2018–2019 Micro Biography (305 Words)

 

Named Musical America’s Musician of the Year, pianist Wu Han ranks among the most esteemed and

influential classical musicians in the world today. Leading an unusually multifaceted artistic career, she

has risen to international prominence as a concert performer, artistic director, recording artist, educator,

and cultural entrepreneur. Wu Han appears annually at the world’s most prestigious concert series and

venues, as both soloist and chamber musician. She tours extensively with cellist David Finckel, in trios

with Philip Setzer, and in a quartet with Daniel Hope and Paul Neubauer. Together with David Finckel,

Wu Han serves as Artistic co-Director of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS), and they

are the founding Artistic Directors of Music@Menlo, the San Francisco Bay Area’s premier summer

chamber music festival and institute. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts recently appointed

Wu Han Artistic Advisor for Chamber Music at the Barns for 2018–19 and 2019–20. She is the first

Artistic Advisor to hold the position for two full seasons. In the Far East, Wu Han serves as founding

Artistic co-Director of Chamber Music Today, an annual festival in Seoul, South Korea. Wu Han’s wide-

ranging musical activities include the launch of ArtistLed, classical music’s first musician-directed and

Internet-based recording company. BBC Music Magazine recently saluted the label’s twentieth

anniversary with a special cover CD featuring David and Wu Han. This new recording is to be released

on the ArtistLed label in the fall. Through a variety of education initiatives, she has received universal

praise for her passionate commitment to nurturing the artistic growth of countless young artists. Under the

auspices of CMS, she also leads the LG Chamber Music School, which serves dozens of young musicians

in South Korea annually. From 2013 to 2018, she led an intensive chamber music studio at the Aspen

Music Festival and School.

 

 

 

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