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Kuei-I Wu began winning national prizes at the age of nine and is one of the most celebrated pianists from Taiwan. Ms. Wu was also a prize winner of several piano competitions including First Prize at the Mieczyslaw Munz Piano Competition, Promising Artist Award at the National Society of Arts and Letters Competition, and Second Prize at the New York Five Town Music and Art Foundation Piano Competition. Among her earlier awards are first prizes in the San Francisco Conservatory of Music Concerto Competition, the National Taiwan Academy of Arts Piano Concerto Competition, the Taiwan National Kawai Piano Competition, and the Kaohsiung Piano Competition.

Ms. Wu received her diploma from the National Taiwan Academy of Arts and graduated with First Prize, the highest honor from the keyboard department. Upon immigrating to the United States, Ms. Wu attended the San Francisco Conservatory of Music on full scholarship and was named “Outstanding Pianist” at graduation. She received her Master of Music degree from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University where she was employed as an accompanying assistant, also on full scholarship, and was selected as a regular performer for Leon Fleisher’s piano performance seminar. Ms. Wu received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Maryland at College Park. Her major teachers have been Hsiao-Ping Hu, Mack McCray, Boris Slutsky, and Santiago Rodriguez.

Ms. Wu has performed as a solo artist and chamber musician at numerous festivals in Taiwan; Spain; Salzburg, Austria; and in the United States. Her major performance appearances include Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 2 at Herbst Theatre in San Francisco; Mozart’s “Coronation” Piano Concerto in Taipei Taiwan; solo performances at the Netherlands Embassy in Washington D.C., the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (Twin Oaks Estate) in Washington D.C.; and at the “Sunday at Three”, “Community Concerts at Second”, and “Music in the Great Hall” concert series.  Ms. Wu is also passionate about teaching and has been a member of MTNA and Piano Guild since 2004. Ms. Wu currently serves on the piano faculties of Frederick and Howard Community Colleges.

Contact Ms. Wu at kwu@howardcc.edu