Program: ALEXANDER WU
Gershwin-An American Original"
This is part of a piano-talk
series about the composer's life and music. Wu brings to life a
unique collection of the composer's works, with recommended material
for early intermediate and advanced students, from Gershwin's
earlier piano pieces and Broadway songs to his serious iconic works
that include Rhapsody in Blue, An American in Paris and a piano
medley arrangement o the folk opera, Porgy and Bess. Wu's much
anticipated All Gershwin CD will be released in 2020.
From the traditional to the jazz
classics, Alexander Wu performs on the international stages as a
piano soloist and chamber player. The Washington Post hailed Wu as "
uncommonly attractive and entertaining... his introduction to each
piece was handled beautifully as he maintains a comfortable balance
of the planned and of the casual..." Wu has given numerous concerts,
master classes and workshops on both coasts with performances in
Weill Recital Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Rubinstein Atrium, Bard
College, Merkin Hall, Walter Reade Theater, Bargemusic and many
other will known venues. Internationally he has performed both as a
soloist with orchestras and as a chamber player.
A California native, Mr. Wu resides
and teaches privately in Manhattan and he has served on the faculty
of City College at CUNY and as an Artist in Residence at the Black
Bear Conservatory of Music in Pennsylvania.
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