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Wilson Chu (朱威锦), concert-pianist, rèpètiteur, improviser and composer. Currently he works as the Acting Head of the International Music Department and Associate Professor in College of Chinese & ASEAN Arts, Chengdu University.. He frequently collaborates with Steinway Galleries in China. Previously he was music director and rèpètiteur in major opera productions and choirs in the UK (Scottish Opera, National Youth Choir of Scotland etc.).
At the age of 15, Wilson holds the Indonesian Record of the highest ABRSM Piano Grade 8 (148 of 150). Wilson received full scholarships throughout his Diploma, Bachelor and Masters studies at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts Singapore and Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (First Class Honors Bachelor and Masters Degree). Among his teachers are Aaron Shorr, Jonathan Plowright, Steven Osborne, Roy Howat and Rena Phua. He won many international prizes, including 1st Lamond Prize, 1st Russian Prize, 1st Duo Lieder Prize, 3rd Debussy Prize, 3rd Recital Competition in the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, 1st Prize Singapore International Youth Piano Competition, etc. He has performed concerts with RCS Symphony Orchestra, Glasgow Chamber Orchestra, to name a few.
Wilson has given recitals in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Gothenburg, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Chengdu, Beijing, Singapore etc. His doctorate proposal was accepted by the University of St. Andrews and made him the first composer-pianist who combined Gamelan Orchestra & Piano in Europe. He has been featured in international press, like The Straits Times Singapore, The Jakarta Post, The Herald Scotland and China press. His students have won many international prizes in piano competitions in the USA, Mexico, Poland, UK, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand and China. Many of his students have also been accepted in top music universities in Singapore, USA & Europe.