Co-artistic director of the Chamber Music Society, pianist Wu Han, named Musical America’s 2012 Musician of the Year, ranks among the most esteemed and influential classical musicians in the world today. She has risen to international prominence through her wide-ranging activities as a concert performer, recording artist, educator, arts administrator, and cultural entrepreneur. In high demand as a recitalist, concerto soloist, and chamber musician, Wu Han has appeared at many of the world’s most prestigious venues, and performs extensively as duo partner with cellist David Finckel. In addition to her distinction as one of classical music’s most accomplished performers, Wu Han has established a reputation for her dynamic and innovative approach to the recording studio. In 1997 Wu Han and David Finckel launched ArtistLed, classical music’s first musician-directed and Internet-based recording company, whose catalogue of 16 albums has won widespread critical acclaim. Along with David Finckel, she is the founder and artistic director of Music@Menlo Chamber Music Festival and Institute; is artistic director for Chamber Music Today in Seoul, Korea; and, in 2013, inaugurated a special chamber music program at Aspen Music Festival and School. Wu Han has achieved universal renown for her passionate commitment to nurturing the careers of countless young artists through a wide array of education initiatives. For many years, she taught alongside the late Isaac Stern at Carnegie Hall and the Jerusalem Music Center. Under the auspices of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Wu Han and David Finckel lead the LG Chamber Music School, which serves dozens of young musicians in Korea annually.
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