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Xiaofeng Wu Associate Professor

Bio: 

Name:XIAOFENG WU

Title:Associate Professor of Piano

EDUCATION BACKGROUND

Doctor of Musical Arts   University of Michigan, Aug. 2008         piano with A.Greene; M. Katz and J. Ellis

Master of Music       Texas Christian University, Dec. 2004      piano with T. Ungar;

Bachelor of Arts       Shanghai Conservatory, July 2002;         piano with Sheng, Yiqi; Lin, Eryao; Wu, Ying

 

RESEARCH PROJECTS

Video and Audio Project with Wienna Urtext/Universal Edition and Shanghai Century Press (contracted)                  2016

Repertoire including: Chopin Complete Impromptus, Nocturnes, Scherzi, Ballades; Beethoven Piano Works, Brahms Zwei Rhapsodies op. 79, Klavierstücke op. 119; Mendelssohn Lieder ohno Worte; Schubert Impromptus and Momental Musicaux, Klaviersonaten; Schumann Kinderscenen op.15, etc.    

Translator           Beethoven Klavierstücke   HENLE Verlag / Nanjing Normal University Press   2016

Translator           Mozart    Klavierstücke   HENLE Verlag / Nanjing Normal University Press    2016

Guest Performer       Beijing     APEC Conference      2014

Founder, Pianist, The Thames Piano Trio and The Winter Rhapsody, Nanjing POLY Grand Theatre     2014

NNUP Sponsored Project Winning Works: An instructed Anthology of Audition and Competition Repertoire     2014

NNU Annual Elite Course Resource Project: Piano          2014

AWARDS/HONORS

1st Prize     10th International Piano Competition Fundación Guerrero    Madrid, Spain     2006

1st Prize     82nd Society of American Musicians Piano Competition      Chicago, US      2007

1st Prize     Michigan Society of Musical Arts Piano Competition       Ann Arbor, US     2006

1st Prize     University of Michigan Concerto Competition            Ann Arbor, US      2005-2006

Finalist     Jose Iturbi International Piano Competition            Los Angeles, US     2008

Finalist     Russian Music International Competition                San Jose, US       2008

Winner      Mu Phi Epsilon International Foundation National Award       USA            2007

Winner      Mu Phi Epsilon Gamma Chapter Annual Award            Great Lake District     2007

Outstanding Teacher    United States Open Music Competition China Division     Xiamen     2014

Recognition of Outstanding Teacher   The 5th Asia Youth Piano Festival      Hong Kong    2014                 

Recognition of Outstanding Teacher     Schumann Prize Piano Competition      Nanjing, China 2014        

Outstanding Teacher   The 5th Cadenza Piano Competition     Jiangsu Division              2013

Coach Prize      4th China National Violin Competition  Shanghai, China                1995

PUBLIC PERFORMANCES (Selective)

Hongkong.Great Hall, HK Symphony Orchestra, Feb., 2015

POLY Grand Theatre Series, 2012-14

Paul Hall, Juilliard School, Premiere Concert, NYC, 2010

Reina Sofía National Center of Arts, Madrid, 2009

Palácio Foz, Lisbon, 2009

Centro Cultural de Belem, Lisbon, 2007

Kolarac Hall, Belgrade, 2007

Festival de la Maestranza, Sevilla, 2007

Teatro Comunale “G. Curci” Barletta, 2007

Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, 2007

Comu d’Escaldes-Engordany, Andorra, 2006

Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, MI, 2007

Liszt Festival, Sarasota, 2011

Chopin Festival, Sarasota, 2010

East Tennessee State University “Chopin 2010”

Concert Tours in China, 2007, 2011

Ann Arbor City Club, Ann Arbor, 2007

Kempf Museum Chopin Night, Ann Arbor, 2008

University of Michigan Chopin Project, 2007

Concert Tours in Spain, China, 2009, 2013-14

 

MASTERCLASS /LECTURES /ADJUDICATIONS (Selective)

Bilingual Lecture      (with Wolf-Dieter Seiffert) The concept of urtext         Nanjing, China       Oct. 2015

Lecture            Linear and Multi-dimension—the charismatic piano          Nanjing, China        Oct. 2014

Masterclasses        Colleges, Conservatories and performing venues             China             2012-2015

Masterclass          Ameri-China International Music Festival               Wuhan, China          May 2010

Masterclass          East Tennessee State University                    Johnson City, TN        Sep. 2009

Masterclass         Conservatorio Profesional de Música                  Puertollano, Spain       May 2007

Masterclass         Conservatorio Profesional de Música Diputación           Toledo, Spain          Nov. 2007

Jury             Hailun Cup International Piano Festival                Xiamen, China           Jul. 2016

Jury             2nd National Audition for ACIMF Elite Class              Wuhan, China            May 2010

Jury, Director      3rd Jiangsu “Virtuoso” Piano Competition               Nanjing, China           Jun. 2010

Jury              83rd Society of American Musicians Piano Competition   Chicago, IL                Mar. 2008

 

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Associate Professor of Piano     Pädagogische Universität Nanjing   Nanjing, China         2012-present

Music Publishing Adviser         Nanjing Normal University Press   Nanjing, China          2013-present

Founder and pianist            The Thames Piano Trio;The Playfectionism Duet    East China    2013-15

Piano Faculty                 Ameri-China Int’l Music Foundation Elite Class   New York, NY  2009-2010

Commissioned soloist           The Chopin Project®           USA                     2007-present

Commissioned soloist           Fundacion Guerrero         Spain                     2006-2011\

Class/Applied Piano Instructor University of Michigan, School of Music      Ann Arbor, MI        2005-2008

Accompanist      University of Michigan School of Music               Ann Arbor, MI        2005-2008

Studio Assistant    Texas Christian University, School of Music         Fort Worth, TX        2003-2004

Piano Instructor     Shanghai Conservatory of Music        Shanghai, China                2000-2003

TEACHING EFFECTIVENESS

Successful admissions to prominent music colleges in the US and China; regional, national and international prizes

ACADEMIC TITLE

Associate Professor of Piano, Pädagogische Universität Nanjing, China

LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY

Fluent with English and Chinese

OTHER DUTIES

Music Adviser and Translator, Nanjing Normal University Press, China

Founder and Artistic Director, The Wu Artists Association, Nanjing, China

Founder and Artistic Director, Chaconne Culture Exchange Co., Ltd., Nanjing, China

Contact

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Pädagogische Universität Nanjing                                                                                               

Nanjing, China, 210019

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