Joyce WU is an exemplary pianist of a versatile piano and chamber repertoire. Wu is an active performer and a sought-after soloist and ensemble music collaborator, and has given concerts across the United States, China, Hong Kong and Macau. Wu’s concert schedule has included solo and chamber performances at Steinway Hall in New York, Foellinger Great Hall in Illinois, and Concert Hall at Hong Kong Cultural Centre. Her recent collaborations have included concerts with University of Illinois Professors Dawn Harris (voice) and Timothy McGovern (bassoon).
As an educator, Wu served as a teaching and accompanying assistant of the Music Department, a faculty member of Piano Preparatory Program, String Academy, and Illinois Summer Youth Music at The University of Illinois. Previously, Wu served as a visiting lecturer at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Her work as an educator and coach consistently demonstrates her dedication to teaching.
A recipient of numerous of awards and prizes, Wu was a Langford fellow of the University of Illinois in recognition of her outstanding achievements as a pianist. Wu is the first-prize winner as a collaborative pianist in Opera Scenes Division Competition organized by National Opera Association in 2016. Wu was also featured as a guest performer in ABRSM award ceremony in recognition of her outstanding performance in piano.
Wu holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree in piano performance and literature, a Master of Music in piano pedagogy from The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a Master of Music degree in piano performance from Indiana University at Bloomington. Her mentors include Ian Hobson, Ann Schein, Jean-Louis Haguenauer Gabriel Kwok, and David Gwilt.