Natasha Wu

Natasha Wu

NATASHA WU

Country: United States
Date of Birth: April 29. 2000
School: Oberlin Conservatory of Music
Teacher: Dang Thai Son
Concerto: Beethoven Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58

Born in 2000, Fountain Valley, California and raised in Taiwan. Natasha Wu is blessed with a gift to play the piano. At the tender age of six, Natasha started to learn how to play the piano under the guidance of her mother. A first -prize winner of the National Student Music Competition in Taiwan and Truck International Bach competition- Category I.  Later, she made her solo recitals debut at Wansha Performance & Arts Center in Tainan and Taipei National Concert Hall. After winning the Presidential Award in 2012 in Taiwan, Natasha donated half of the award money to the local Yong-Fu Elementary School in Tainan, Taiwan as the educational fund for the needed. In addition, in her first solo performance in the same year, over NT$35,000 in ticket sales was raised to support the charity group Taiwan Fund for Children and Families of Northern District in Tainan.  

Two years later she won the gold prize of the 16th International Chopin Piano Competition in Asia, Tokyo, the second prize of the 13th Youth Chopin Piano Competition in Taiwan, and the Perfect Performance Award of Dumka by Pyotr Tchaikovsky at the Ninth International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians in Novosibirsk, Russia. Natasha continued to receive the scholarship from National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra, for the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 Treasury of Young Musicians. In 2018, she also won the second prize, third prize of Concerto and Solo Competition in Beijing International Music Festival. The second prize and Beethoven special prize in the Piano Island Festival. In 2019, Natasha was awarded the first prize of the David D. Dubois Piano Festival and Competition, and the winner of the PianoTexas Concerto Competition. In 2020, Natasha performed two concerts in Taipei and Tainan, and one with the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra in Taichung. In the same year, awarded the CYH Full Scholarship to attend 2020-2021 PYPA Young Virtuosi online program. Recently, she is a recipient of the Chimei Arts Award in Taiwan and won the gold hand award of the Carles & Sophia Piano Competition. Now studying under Professor Dang Thai Son with full scholarship in Oberlin Conservatory. 

Natasha has appeared as a soloist with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra, Taiwan Artists Symphony Orchestra, the Silesian Philharmonic Orchestra in Tokyo, Japan, Berliner Symphoniker in Tainan, Taiwan, in addition to collaboration with Hershey Symphony in Harrisburg, PA, and Hunan Youth Symphony Orchestra in Changsha, China.  Natasha continues to thrive musically.  As a recipient of the Treasury of Young Musicians Scholarship from National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra, Natasha has also taken part in the “Back to Bach” Project since April 2017, sharing classical music with the younger generation and underprivileged.   In the future, Natasha aspires to not only better herself in the musical field but also to participate in more charity and social projects.

“She played with maturity and depth that really belied her years. There was a tremendous nobility to her playing. She did not show off. She didnnot do anything that the music did not ask her to do. That’s what I really appreciated.” - Marina Lomazov, BG Independence News 2019