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Cello and Piano Duo Recital by COLIN CARR and MARY WU

On 2014.07.07, two musician of superb talent and passion will join forces for a memorable night of the chamber music, performing the works of Bach, Beethoven, Brahms and Debussy. video & more info

From the music critics..

Music critic Oliver Chou delivering his very positive comment about the concert “Duo Recital by Colin Carr and Mary Wu”, during a review at the Morning Call of RTHK Radio 4.

Interview session at RTHK Radio 4

Renowned pianist Mary Wu, together with cellist Colin Carr, was interviewed by Jonathan Douglas in MORNING CALL for their concert on coming Monday.


From the concert “MARY WU AND FRIENDS“

The video, scherzo of the piano quintet, Op. 44, by Robert Schumann, featuring James Cuddeford, Kitty Cheung, violin; Andrew Ling, viola; Richard Bamping, cello; and Mary Wu, piano;

MARY MEI LOC WU Hailed as ‘one of the most gifted pianists of her generation’ for her ‘musical variety, profundity and sensitivity’ by Ravel’s protege Vlado Perlemuter, Mary Wu is also praised by the late Lord Yehudi Menuhin as having ‘a captivating poetical quality to her playing’. European review praises Wu for “her extraordinary artist quality, absolute mastery over the keyboard and magical virtuosity”.

Starting from an early age, Mary Wu has performed extensively throughout the world as soloist and in chamber performances with artists including Lord Menuhin, Vlado Perlemuter, Richard Stoltzman, Colin Carr, the Maggini Quartet and appeared in major festivals. Wu has also collaborated with many major orchestras and has several CD recordings on BMG, ASV, Dutton and Universal Label.

Wu is a graduate of the Yehudi Menuhin School, the Royal College of Music and has completed her Doctoral degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Her teachers include Mrs. Betty Drown, Peter Norris, Vlado Perlemuter, Louis Kentner, Kendall-Taylor and Gilbert Kalish.

A 2003 'Top Ten Outstanding Young Person in Hong Kong', Wu has won the Chappell Gold Medal of RCM, first prizes at the Royal Overseas League Competition and the Mozart Bicentenary Competition of Asia, and the 2010 ADC Hong Kong Best Artist(Music) award.

At an early age, Mary Wu started full time professional music training at the Yehudi Menuhin School, the Royal College of Music, Banff Centre and the State University of New York at Stony Brook where she completed a Doctorate of Music degree. Her teachers includes Vlado Perlemuter, Louis Kentner and Gilbert Kalish. She currently serves as a faculty member of the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts. Her prizes and distinctions include first prize at the Royal Overseas League Competition, the Mozart Bicentenary Competition of Asia and the Hong Kong Arts Development Council’s Best Artist Award in Music in 2010. In 2003 she was voted as one of Hong Kong’s Top Ten Outstanding Young Persons.

She is featured as a major artist in the recently published “ Hong Kong Music History (CC Liu, Commercial Press 2014).” Mary Wu has recorded on BMG, “ Contemporary Chinese Piano Works” by Paradism and “Ravel Piano Works” under Universal Label, complete Arnold Bax / Ernest Reed violin and piano works with violinist Robert Gibbs on ASV.

鋼琴家吳美樂獲鋼琴大師貝利慕特(拉威爾的門生)賞識,讚譽她為「同輩中天份最高的鋼琴手」,她的演奏曾獲曼奴軒勛爵稱許「具濃郁詩意」。

吳氏是香港活躍及最出色鋼琴家之一,琴音遍及歐洲、北美及亞洲多個國家。她亦醉心於室樂演奏,曾與小提琴大師曼奴軒勛爵在歐洲合奏。其他合奏者包括 貝利慕特, 兩屆格林美奬得主史托茲曼, 著名大提家卡爾 及多次與英國格林美室樂獎得主麥金尼四重奏合作。 她曾多次在多國際音樂節中演出,包、括法國拉威爾學院藝術節 、香港藝術節、新加坡藝術節、國際現代音樂節、澳門藝術節、好熱!音樂節、西班牙的Ibiza節、香港的「創意間的親暱」。吳美樂灌錄過八張唱片,包括《中國現代曲目》及由環球唱片發行的《拉威爾鋼琴獨奏全集》等。

吳氏亦與多個樂團合作,包括加拿大卡格利交響樂團、北京中央樂團(現中國交響樂團)、波蘭愛樂樂團、香港管弦樂團、廣州愛樂交響樂團、香港小交響樂團、香港中樂團及新加坡華樂團等。

吳氏十歲開始投入全職音樂訓練, 畢業於英國曼奴軒音樂學院及皇家音樂學院,並在美國紐約州立大學石溪校取得博士學位。吳美樂獲選為二○○三年香港十大傑出青年及二○一○年香港藝術發展局最佳藝術家(音樂)獎。她亦曾獲多個比賽獎項,包括英國皇家音樂學院頒發的最高榮譽鋼琴獎-查普爾金獎、協奏曲獎、古鍵琴獎、倫敦皇家海外聯賽冠軍及莫扎特二百周年國際亞洲鋼琴大賽冠軍等。在劉靖之教授近著《香港音樂史論》, 吳氏亦被推介為香港傑出鋼琴家之一。