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Stephanie Wu

Visiting Assistant Professor of Piano


Stephanie Wu

Visiting Assistant Professor of Piano

Pianist Stephanie Wu debuted with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at age twelve, under the baton of Yaron Traub, and has since then appeared as soloist with the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra, Wheaton Symphony Orchestra, Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra, DuPage Symphony Orchestra, Southwest Symphony Orchestra, Interlochen Symphony Orchestra, the Youth Symphony of DuPage, and the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra’s Encore Chamber Orchestra, among others.


As recitalist, Dr. Wu has performed across North America, Europe, and Asia, appearing in New York’s Steinway Hall and Yamaha Piano Salon, in Chicago’s Preston Bradley Hall, in France’s Palais de Fontainebleau, and in China’s Shanghai Conservatory of Music. Her performances have been broadcast on Performance Today, New York’s WQXR 96.3, Chicago’s WFMT 98.7, and National Public Radio’s From the Top.


Dr. Wu has garnered top prizes from Iowa International Piano Competition, the Music Teachers National Association Competition, the Steinway Society, the Society of American Musicians, the Chinese Fine Arts Society, the Musician’s Club of Women, and the Union League Civic & Arts Foundation piano competition, among others.


Frequently collaborating with NYC-based musicians, Dr. Wu enjoys performing with Juilliard students as a staff pianist and serving as pianist at Redeemer Presbyterian Church. In addition, she has been invited to play at DaCapo Alliance (Paris), Berkshire Summer Music (Massachusetts), and Special Music School (New York), and she enjoys working with and promoting the works of living composers. Most recently, she premiered the piano trios of NYC-based composers Mark Stambaugh and Kyle Werner, performed a wind-trio by saxophonist and composer, David Bixler, and recorded “Tracing,” an exciting cello-piano duo by Turkish-American composer, Kamran Ince. 



Serving as Visiting Assistant Professor of Piano at Ohio University beginning in Fall of 2017, Dr. Wu has also served as adjunct faculty at The Juilliard School for Piano Topics and Keyboard Studies and has held teaching assistantships in music history and secondary piano. She is on the faculty at Geneva Conservatory of New York and OPUS Chamber Music in Illinois and maintains a thriving private studio, ranging from ages 4-92.


As a C.V. Starr Fellow, Dr. Wu earned her Doctorate of Musical Arts degree from The Juilliard School, where she studied with Julian Martin. Her doctoral dissertation, “The Orchestration of Ravel’s Le Tombeau de Couperin as Guide to its Interpretation,” sheds light on practical applications for pianists and was written under the guidance of composer, Philip Lasser. Dr. Wu holds her Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees in Piano Performance also from The Juilliard School, where she was awarded the Adele Marcus Piano Scholarship, the Jerome L. Greene Fellowship, the Richard S. Becker Scholarship, and the Jack Katzen Scholarship. 


Dr. Wu is a Steinway Educational Partner. She began piano studies with her mother and continued with the late Emilio del Rosario and is passionate about sharing the joy and beauty of music and life with others.