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Celebrating 63 Years of Inspired Music Making!

June 22 – July 27, 2024

MICHAEL WU (violin) is a violinist whose approach to technical growth is built from the Juilliard school of Ivan Galamian and Dorothy DeLay, combined with the Russian school of Mikhail Kopelman. He has been mentored by and worked with many leading musicians in the United States including concertmasters of the Philadelphia Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony, and Pittsburgh Symphony, as well as professors from Curtis Institute, the Juilliard School, Peabody Conservatory, the Eastman School of Music, and The Frost School of Music. He has played public masterclasses for David Kim, Todd Phillips, Andrés Cárdenes, Peter Winograd, Steven Tenenbom, Tom Kraines, and most recently Kathleen Winkler.

Wu has won numerous awards and performed in many renowned locations including the Mann Center as well as the Kimmel Center. In addition, he has soloed with many collegiate orchestras including the Lehigh Philharmonic as well as the Kutztown Orchestra. Wu has won or placed in several competitions, including the Voorhees Concerto Competition, the Schadt Summer Strings Competition, and The Young Classical Virtuosos of Tomorrow Competition. As a strong believer in new music, Wu has recently joined as the concertmaster of the Ensemble Ibis at the Frost school of music. Here he has collaborated with and premiered Mark Winges’ “Solstice Dreams.”

Wu holds a BA in Violin Performance from the Eastman School of Music and a MM Violin Performance from the Peabody Conservatory, where he studied under Mihail Kopelman and Judith Ingolfsson. He is currently pursuing a DMA Violin Performance at the Frost School of Music while studying with Scott Flavin.