Wesley Chu

Wesley Chu

Piano

Born in Calgary, Wesley Chu has been playing piano since the age of three. He completed the 10th level of the RCM Piano Examinations at the age of five, and then the ARCT level at ten, making him the youngest pianist who has ever achieved this. Wesley composes and has performed in many venues around the world, appearing before distinguished individuals such as Queen Elizabeth II, Pope John Paul II, the United Nations congregate, and performed with the Hong Kong Sinfonietta at the Celebration of the Hand-Over to China.

He has collaborated with international singers William So and Andy Lau, and has released a CD under Time Warner. In the summer of 2008, he became a finalist prizewinner in the Sixth International Frederic Chopin Piano Competition for Young Artists in Moscow. He took second place at the Canadian Federation of Musical Teachers Association National Piano Competition, became a prizewinning finalist at both the Canadian Music Competition and the National Music Festival, and was most recently awarded Honorable Mention at the Mondavi Young Artists Competition in Davis, California as well as the NTDTV Competition in New York.

Wesley studies in Boston with Alexander Korsantia. Previous teachers include Meng-Chieh Liu, Hung-Kuan Chen, Tema Blackstone, and Charles Foreman. Wesley hopes to pursue a career in music while maintaining hobbies in composition, writing, and art.

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