Brian Wu is in 4rd grade at Prairie Elementary School in Chicago, IL. He is a student of Dr. Yelena Balabanova at the International Conservatory Studio since 2019. Brian has been recognized with numerous awards when participating in festivals and competitions. Brian is the receiver of “Best Performance of a Baroque Composition” in Simon-Fiset Piano Competition 2022, Gold medals in Sonafest Bellevue Festival and 2022 SCMTA Sonatina-Sonata Festival. Brian was the first prize winner of 2021 Charleston International Piano Competition and was awarded the Gold medals in 2021 Pacific NW Piano Competition and 2021 Chopin NW Piano Competition. He also has been recognized as medal winner in 2021 EMTA Time Era Festival, 2021 Northern Lights International Piano Festival in Sweden, and 2021 Sonatina-Sonata Festival. Brian has performed in fundraising concerts Yelena’s Kids against Racial Injustice and the Young Musicians for the Ukrainian Children Fundraising Concert which raised over $20,000 to aid war victims. In his free time, he enjoys swimming and reading books.
You can find Brian’s 2021 International Piano Competition performance here.
You can find Brian’s 2022 European Music Competition piano performance here.