My name is Dennis Gabriel Wu. I’m seven years old and I’m a 2nd grader at Seattle Country Day School in Washington USA. I like math, chess, piano and drawing. I started to learn piano when I turned five at the end of 2019. I stopped playing after only a few weeks because the Covid-19 pandemic started and I couldn’t go to my piano teacher’s studio for classes. In November 2020, I resumed my piano classes with my teacher Dr. Qian Yin on FaceTime. I started to go back to Dr. Yin’s studio for in-person classes in September 2021. I was the first prize winner of the 2021 Golden Classical Music Awards and also of the 2021 International Music Competition Bonn Grand Prize Virtuoso in my age group. I just received the first prize at the Spring King’s Peak International Music Competition. I like piano but I don’t have enough time to practice because I spend most of my time playing soccer, tennis and flag football. I was selected to travel to Spain to train at Real Madrid facility Valdebebas for a week this April. I want to become a professional soccer player but I’m going to keep playing piano.
You can find Dennis’s 2022 Contemporary Music Competition piano performance here.