Violinist Christopher Wu enjoys a diverse career as an orchestral and chamber musician, teacher and soloist. A graduate of the Eastman School of Music, Wu joined the first violin section of the Pittsburgh Symphony in 1988. He has previously served as Concertmaster of the Oklahoma City Philharmonic and Riverside Orchestra and has performed with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Rochester Philharmonic, and Buffalo Philharmonic.
An active chamber musician, Wu is a founding member of the innovative chamber music group Innuendo. Hailed by the Boston Herald as “an ensemble notable for its unanimity of spirit and sonority and for its warmly intense interpretive powers,” the group performs a wide range of music both here and abroad.
Mr. Wu is currently on the faculties of Duquesne University, Geneva College and the Aspen Music Festival and School. Previously he was associate professor of violin at the University of Oklahoma and on the faculties of Boston University Tanglewood Institute, Carnegie Mellon University and Youngstown State University.
A native of Rochester, New York, Christopher Wu is married and has one child. In 1991 he survived a near-fatal automobile accident, and is grateful for every opportunity to play. His violin was made by Nicolas Gagliano in Naples in 1727.