Resume

Stephen Wu


Objective:

Pianist - Educator - Composer


Experience:

Faculty/Accompanist, New Jersey Performing Arts Center, NJ: 2010 - present

Principal Accompanist, Crane’s Mill Chorale, NJ: 2008 - present

Adjudicator: national competitions/auditions for the National Piano Guild, NJ: 2007

Principal Accompanist, The Concert Chorale of New Jersey, NJ: 2007 - 2010

Assistant Director/Principal Accompanist, Little Falls Community Chorale (merged with the Concert Chorale of New Jersey), NJ: 2006 - 2008

Jazz Camp: Jazz Connections. NJ: 2006

Opera production - The Consul, NJ: 2005

Accompanist for ballet class, Montclair State University, NJ: 2005 - 2006

Piano studio & Suzuki Piano Class teaching, MSU – Preparatory Division, NJ: 2005 - 2006

President of the Montclair Chapter of NJMTA, NJ: 2002 - 2006

Piano studio teaching, The Music Gallery, NJ: 2002 - 2005

Violin teaching, Taipei, Taiwan: 1995 - 1997

Adjudicator: Shih-Lin Instrumental Competition, Taipei, Taiwan: 1995

Piano player: Takashimaya Plaza, Taipei, Taiwan: 1995

 

Education:

2013 Introduction to Music Production (with distinction): Coursera (Berklee College of Music), MA, USA

2004-2004 Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory of Music, Moscow, Russia

2002-2004 Montclair State University, New Jersey, USA

2001-2002 Manhattan School of Music, New York City, USA

1999-2001 Trinity College of Music, London, UK

1999-1999 Kingston University, London, UK

1998-1999 Richmond-upon-Thames College, London, UK

1995-1997 Taipei Hwa-Kang Arts School, Taipei, Taiwan

 

Performances:

USA: Italian Educational & Cultural Center - Center for the Arts at Casa Colombo NJ, Newark Arts High NJ, The Ethical Culture Society of Essex County NJ, Essex County Bar Association NJ, Wharton Music Center NJ, Oakwood Village OH, New Jersey Performing Arts Center - Victoria Theatre NJ, Grover Cleveland Middle School NJ, Fellowship Village NJ, Caldwell First Presbyterian Church NJ, The Auditorium at Franciscan Oaks NJ, Glen Ridge Country Club NJ, The Great Hall at Winchester Gardens NJ, Totowa Police Athletic League NJ, James Caldwell High School, Wayne Country Club NJ, Carnegie Hall - Weill Recital Hall NY, First Congregational Church NJ, Little Falls Second Reformed Church, NJ, St. Joseph's Home Senior Residence NJ, Himan Hall & The Oaks - Crane’s Mill Retirement Community NJ, Little Falls Women’s Club NJ, Montclair Cooperative School NJ, Montclair State University: Kasser Theatre (The Consul), McEachern Recital Hall, Fund Raising Concert for Hurricane Katrina, Memorial Auditorium, South Orange Library, Cedar Crest Village NJ, 50th Anniversary of Prokofiev’s death Concert 

Russia: Anton Pavlovich Tchaihov Museum in Klin, Rachmaninoff Hall at the Moscow State Tchaikovski Conservatory of Music

UK: Hinde Street Church, Leconfield Hall in Petworth, Chichester College, Chichester, Kingston-upon-Thames Festival of the Performing Arts, Richmond upon Thames College, Riverside Arts Centre, Sunbury

Taiwan: Taipei Chiang Kai Shek Memorial National Concert Hall, Taipei City Government, Chia-Yi Cultural Centre, Graduation Concert at Taipei Municipal Social Hall, Shih-Lin Junior High School

 

Masterclasses:

USA: Lynn Rice-See, Tellef Juva, Magdalena Baczewska, Balazs Szokolay, Catherine Kautsky, the Shanghai Quartet, Elena Sorokina (vice president of the Moscow State Conservatory), Alexander Bakhchiev, Reynaldo Reyes, David Witten, Donn-Alexandre Feder

UK: Philip Meaden, John Thwaites, Frederick Rzewski, Douglas Finch

 

Instructors:

Piano Studies

- USA: Mark Pakman, Dr. David Witten, Dr. Donn-Alexandre Feder

- Russia: Aleksei Arkadjevich Nasedkin, Polina Fyodorova

- UK: Terence Allbright, Dennis Lee, Katy Howell

- Taiwan: Hsueh-Ying Lu (Maria), Kung-Shiu Su (Celia), Lillian Wen

Chamber Studies

- USA: Yi-Wen Jiang (the Shanghai Quartet), Nicholas Tzavarras (the Shanghai Quartet), David Singer (Orpheus Chamber Orchestra)

- Russia: Nina Kogan

- UK: Steven Mow, Terence Allbright

Violin Studies

- Taiwan: Hee-Shun Lynn (Katz), Mon-Chi Lian

 

Awards received:

Audio & Video Competition for The Missouri Review: Second runner-up: “Reverie” Reclaimed with Nancy Willlams (Sound Engineering) 2009

Bachelor Degree of Music in Piano Performance (Cum Laude): Montclair State University, USA 2005

National Association of Teachers of Singing competitions: accompanied with singers. 3rd prize - Feb 2004,  1st Prize (two awards) – Oct 2005

MSC Foundation Scholarship Award 2004

Music Teachers National Association Award 2004

Global Education Centre Scholarship Award at Montclair State University 2004

Frank & Lydia Bergen Music Scholarship 2004

Howe scholarship award at Montclair State University 2004

SART Advisory Board Talent & Scholarship Award at Montclair State University 2003

Certificate of Higher Education in Piano Performance and Teaching (with distinction): Trinity College of Music, London

Certificate of Kingston upon Thames Festival of the Performing Arts

Advanced Recital Ensemble Certificate (with merit), Trinity College of Music, London

Certificate of Chopin Piano Competition, Vienna Music Education Organization, Taiwan 1996

 

Other Skills:

DVD Authoring

Sound recording

© Stephen wu 2017