Young Julie Wu

Recital prepares young pianist

Julie Wu has played Carnegie Hall and will now play Langley’s Rose Gellert Hall.

Not many musicians can claim to have played world-renowned Carnegie Hall in New York. Fewer can say they’ve played the hall twice.

Those who have played the famed location twice when they were pre-teens? That minuscule number would include pianist Julie Wu.

Julie, at just 12 years old is already familiar with the stage, and will be performing a free recital at Rose Gellert Hall on Jan. 23 at 2 p.m.

Having begun her piano career at age five, Julie quickly grew to participating in numerous competitions. Her mom, Anna Dai, noted Julie is playing the recital in preparation for another competition. She will be heading to Salt Lake City in early February for the Gina Bachauer International Junior Piano Competition.

Julie’s recital will include works by Chopin, Bach, Debussy, and Beethoven according to Langley Community Music School (LCMS) principal, Susan Magnusson.

“Julie Wu is an exceptional young talent, and I encourage the community to take the opportunity to hear her play,” Magnusson said. “It will be an exciting program.”

Not only has Julie competed and won in competitions locally and in North America, but she has also won internationally, her mother noted.

“Julie was a gold medal winner at the 2015 Chinese Golden Bell music competition National Finals in China,” Dai said.

A student of LCMS, Julie will also be performing in mid-February at Rose Gellert Hall with other young pianists at the LCMS annual scholarships and awards festival.


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