WU HAN – CHINA TAIWAN/UNITED STATES
Pianist Wu Han, recipient of Musical America’s Musician of the Year Award, enjoys a multi-faceted musical life that encompasses performing, recording, and artistic direction at the highest levels. Currently artistic co-director of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and Music@Menlo, she also serves as artistic advisor for Wolf Trap’s Chamber Music in the Barns and for Palm Beach’s Society of the Four Arts.
Recent concert activities have taken her from New York’s Lincoln Center stages to the most important concert halls in the United States, Europe, and Asia. In addition to countless performances of chamber music, Wu Han has recently appeared with the Philadelphia, Atlanta Symphony, and Aspen Festival orchestras. She is the founder and artistic director of ArtistLed, classical music’s first artist-directed, internet-based recording label. Her more than 80 releases on ArtistLed, CMS Live, and Music@Menlo Live include the staples of the cello-piano duo repertoire with cellist David Finckel and masterworks of the chamber repertoire with numerous distinguished musicians, the latest being Schubert’s Winterreise with baritone Nikolay Borchev. During the past season, Wu Han designed and produced more than 200 digital media projects, which have sustained the art of chamber music in dozens of communities across the United States.
At CMS, Wu Han was instrumental in transforming the CMS Two Program into today’s Bowers Program, which admits stellar young musicians to the CMS roster for three seasons. Dedicated to education for musicians of all ages and experience, Wu Han directs the Chamber Music Institute at Music@Menlo and has served on faculty at Isaac Stern’s Chamber Music Encounters in Israel, New York, and Japan. A recipient of the prestigious Andrew Wolf Award, Wu Han was mentored by Lilian Kallir, Rudolf Serkin, and Menahem Pressler. Married to cellist David Finckel since 1985, Wu Han divides her time between concert touring and residences in New York City and Westchester County.