Yao-Yu Wu (2013)

Yao-Yu Wu (2013)

Grand Prix of the 53th International Competition for Young Conductors, « Public favorite prize » and « Orchestra favorite prize »

[Taiwanese, 24 years the day of the Final]

Gerd Albrecht,  jury chairman

Born in 1989, Yao-Yu Wu earned a degree with a specialisation in orchestral conducting from Taipei National University of the Arts where he studied under Sung-Jen Hsu. While studying, he regularly conducted pieces by students from the composition class as well as concertos for the University’s festival and projects he organised by himself. Yao-Yu Wu conducted Tslila, a piece by Israeli composer Amit Gilutz for the Asian League of Composers in 2011. In 2013 he interpreted the opera La Sonnambula (Bellini) and extracts from the opera Rigoletto (Verdi) with the music department at the Taipei National University of the Arts. He has taken part in many master-classes and received praise from Rodney Winther, Andreas Delfs, Lü Shao-Chia, Nicolas Pasquet and Dominique Rouits. In 2012, he was accepted onto the 53rd Weimar Master-class conducted by professor Nicolas Pasquet. Yao-Yu is currently in the third year of his masters degree at Taipei National University of the Arts.

Photo © Yves Petit