Dallas born, NYC based violinist performs a recital in preparation for a major international competition.
Christine Wu is one of forty violinists from around the world accepted accepted to participate in the prestigious Indianapolis Violin Competition to be held in September 2022, with prizes totalling $350,000 at stake. In preparation for her Indianapolis performance, the 27 year old is performing her prepared program on the Open Classical Artist Series in an exclusive concert at Kawai Piano Gallery in Plano.
Christine grew up in Dallas and has been hailed for her “strikingly bold sound” and “technical facility” (Theater Jones), and performs internationally with recent appearances in Dallas, Cleveland, New York City, Magdeburg, and Köthen, Germany. She has been heard as a soloist with several orchestras ranging from one of America’s top orchestras – the Dallas Symphony Orchestra – to the community-based Mesquite Symphony Orchestra. She performed Elgar’s Violin Concerto in Severance Hall, home of The Cleveland Orchestra, as the top prize winner of the 2016 Cleveland Institute of Music Concerto Competition. She was also named winner of the Lynn Harrell Concerto Competition, Juanita Miller Concerto Competition, and at the Aspen Music Festival and School’s Low Strings Concerto Competition as a violist and performed Martinů’s Rhapsody-Concerto with the Aspen Conducting Academy Orchestra in 2018. In October 2021, she presented a full program of works by women and black composers for solo violin and solo viola as one of six finalists for the Berlin Prize for Young Artists competition.
Christine studied at the Manhattan School of Music, The Juilliard School and Cleveland Institute of Music with Sylvia Rosenberg, Nicholas Mann, Masao Kawasaki, and Jaime Laredo. She also holds a minor in Business Management from Case Western Reserve University.