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​ Wenting Yu 
Pianist

BIOGRAPHY
​​WENTING YU, native of China, is currently pursuing his Master of Music degree at the Mannes School of Music as a student of Prof. Pavlina Dokovska. He is a recipient of the President's Scholarship and Mannes Supplemental Award for Graduates.
Most recently, Wenting Yu has been nominated for the First Prize Winner of Chamber Senior Division with Piano Duo Partner Jingci Liu at 2018 “Golden Classical Music Award International Competition” in New York City, and made his debut at Weill Recital Hall of Carnegie Hall on October, 2018.  Link to Wenting and Jingci Piano Duo



In summer of 2018, Mr. Yu was accepted by one of the most prestigious
classical music festivals in the world-The Ecole s'Art Americaines de
Fontainebleau
in the Palace of Fontainebleau, France, as one of the eight pianists has been selected from worldwide along with the full-scholarship and full expenses.During his time in the festival, Mr. Yu has been awarded the “Special Prize” of “2018 Le Concours Prix Ravel”(Competition of Maurice Ravel Prize) by Fondation Maurice Ravel in the Palace of Fontainebleau, France. Meanwhile, Mr. Yu was the only recipient of “Casadesus Grant Prize” in 2018 Fontainebleau Festival which offered by Fontainebleau Associations. Also, Mr. Yu  was invited to perform in the Annual Gala of Fontainebleau at River Club, New York City on October , 2018. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Besides, Mr. Yu was the Winner of 2018 Mannes School of Music Piano
Department Concerto Competition by competing one of Chopin’s most monumental and magnificent works ----- Piano Concerto No.2 in F Minor. As a rising pianist of Mannes, Mr. Yu is now taking the big step onto the Carnegie Hall stage as a featuring soloist by the 2018 Closing Gala of Mannes Sounds Festival, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall on December, 2018.

In the early 2018, Mr. Yu has been invited and represented the Mannes School of Music as the only guest performer to present Chinese traditional piano music at the Columbia University opening ceremony of "CU-Chinese Cultural & Economic Forum” at Columbia Faculty House. In the spring season 2018, Mr. Yu has been featured and appeared as a soloist multiple times in Piano Cantabile Concert Series of the Mannes Sounds Festival in New York City, including “Nature in Sound” at Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church; “European Literature Night” at the Bohemian National Hall; “First Fridays Concert” at the Frick Collection Museum;"Dichterliebe" Concert at the German Consulate General in March 2018. Also, in October 2017, Mr. Yu appeared as a soloist in the concerts of "Folk Songs in Nature"; and the “China Gates” at Ernst C. Stiefel Hall in New York City. In late 2017, Mr. Yu has been invited to presenting the Mannes School of Music and successfully performed his solo recital at the American Yacht Club in Westchester ; the concert of "Romantic Virtuosic Etudes" at Steinway & Sons Hall, NYC.

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During his years of Bachelor Degree, he performed Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No.2 with Capital Orchestra, Mozart Concerto K.488 with McConnell Chamber Orchestra as the top prize winner of the 2015 Women in Music Columbus Auditions. The University awarded Wenting Yu with the FosterAward for Outstanding Keyboard Major Student in 2016. His research project “Piano Music in Pictures” has been successfully selected by the university and he presented and performed Modest Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition at the 19 th  University Annual Symposium on Undergraduate Scholarship.

In late 2016, Wenting Yu won the Ohio State Competition of the Music Teachers National Association. Subsequently he became the First Place Winner of the East Central Division of the same organization and performed as one of the seven national finalists of the Music Teachers National Association at their National Conference on March 2017 in Baltimore, MD. During the MTNA National Conference, Yu became one of the recipients of MTNA Steinway 2016-2017 Annual Young Artist Award.
 
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Wenting Yu is a prize winner of many international and national competitions.  He received the First Prize of the Young Artist Category and the Best Performance Prize of Commissioned Works in the Fifth China National Piano Competition and Festival for Young Pianists, Xiamen, China, on August of 2010. Also in 2010, he was awarded the Second Prize of the Liszt International Piano Competition for Young Pianists in Moscow. In 2005 Wenting attended the London International Piano Festival

Wenting Yu has performed with the China Symphony Orchestra, Xiamen Philharmonic and the orchestra of Shenyang Conservatory of Music. He has made debuts in Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, Kaufman Center Hall, the Aspen Festival Hall, and New York’s WQXR radio. Also, he has been featured multiple times on Juilliard “Focus” Festival for Contemporary Music, Lincoln Center. In the
summer of 2013 he received a full scholarship for the Aspen Music Festival. He gave several performances there as a recitalist and in collaboration with the Aspen String Quartet, Aspen Philharmonic Orchestra and outstanding cellist Yo Yo Ma.

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Wenting Yu has studied with Jerome Lowenthal at the Juilliard School and has played in Masterclasses for Robert Levin, Christian Ivaldi, Frederic Aguessy, Ann Schein, Murray Perahia, Leon Fleisher, Vladimir Feltsman, Ari Vardi, Robert McDonald,Solomon Mikowsky, Thomas Schumarcher, Douglas Humphreys, Barry Snyder and Nelita True.