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Music at Noon: “Sparkling” “Rising Star” Pianist Hui Wu

Published on Sep 19, 2021

Hui Wu

Pasadena Presbyterian Church’s Virtual Music at Noon series presents multi-awarded pianist and composer Hui Wu on Wednesday, September 22, at 12:30 p.m.

Praised as “sparkling” by The New York Times and “a rising star” by China Musical Weekly, Hui Wu displays her versatility through a creative approach to programming, stemming from a contemporary/classical music duality.

Her recent performances include the West Coast premiere of Merrill Songs by Matthew Aucoin, a multimedia project with artists Nova Jiang and Gaelle Choisne in collaboration with the Los Angeles CleanTech Incubator(LACI) and The Mistake Room, as well as chamber music appearances at the Beverly Hills National Auditions Winners’ concert series.

Born in China, Hui Wu started her musical training at the age of four. At 13, she made her debut recital in GuangDong Concert Hall with 12 Chopin Etudes and Liszt Rhapsodies.

She has won numerous competitions including first prizes in the Kosciuszko Chopin Competition in New York, the Murray Dranoff International Artists Competition in Miami, the Beverly Hills National Auditions, and the 65th Steinway International Piano Competition.

Hui has also won top prizes in the Ettlingen International Competition in Germany, the Corpus Christi International Competition, Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund Award, Young Artists Concerto Competition in Texas, the National Youth Piano Competition of GulangYu International Piano Art Festival and the Golden Clock Piano Competition in China.

Hui studied at The Juilliard School for her bachelor’s and master’s degrees with full scholarship, and went on to earn her Doctor of Musical Arts degree at USC Thornton School of Music. Some of her teachers include Matti Raekallio, Jerome Lowenthal, Stewart Gordon, and Donald Crockett.

Currently, Hui serves on faculty at The Colburn School, Moorpark College, Cal Lutheran University, and Junior Chamber Music.

To learn more about Hui Wu, visit

Music At Noon will be live on YouTube, and on Facebook Live,

For more information, visit or call (626) 793-2191.

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