Joyce WU is an exemplary pianist and pedagogue of a versatile piano and chamber repertoire. As an active performer and a sought after soloist and ensemble music collaborator, Joyce has given concerts across Hong Kong, Macau, China and the United States. Her concert schedule has included solo and chamber performances at Steinway Hall in New York, Foellinger Great Hall in Illinois, and Concert Hall at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre. Her collaborations include University of Illinois professors Dawn Harris (voice) and Timothy McGovern (bassoon), and Chung Chi Choir of The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Joyce currently serves as Assistant Music Director at Union Church Hong Kong, Lecturer of Piano Pedagogy and Music Theory at Hong Kong Music Institute, and Artist Faculty at Parsons Music Academy. Previously, She served as Lecturer at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Teaching and Accompanying Assistant at the University of Illinois, and Artist Faculty of Piano Preparatory Program at the University of Illinois. Her work as an educator and coach consistently demonstrates her dedication to teaching.
Joyce holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree in piano performance and music theory, 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 and Gabriel Kwok. Recognized for her outstanding piano performance, Joyce became a Langford fellow of the University of Illinois in 2013.
She was the first-prize winner in the Opera Scenes Division Competition of the National Opera Association as a collaborative pianist in 2016; and in October 2019, she was invited to be a guest presenter on the RTHK Radio 4 program “Minutes that Matter” where her recorded piano performances were broadcasted.