Artists in the 2024 Season

Cong Wu

Cong Wu, viola

Cong Wu joined the New York Philharmonic as Assistant Principal Viola, The Norma and Lloyd Chazen Chair, in September 2018. He is the winner of the Third Prize and the Chamber Music Prize in the Fourteenth Primrose International Viola Competition, and the Special Prize in the Twelfth Tertis International Viola Competition. His performances throughout North America and Asia include solo appearances with the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra, Macau Youth Orchestra, and New York Classical Players.

An avid chamber musician, Mr. Wu has collaborated with Christoph Eschenbach, David Finckel, Itzhak Perlman, Peter Wiley, Pinchas Zukerman, the American String Quartet, and many New York Philharmonic musicians. His festival engagements have included the Marlboro Music Festival, the Perlman Music Program, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s Chamber Music Encounters, Music@Menlo, the Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival, the Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival, and the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival in Germany. He also appears regularly with the Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players, East Coast Chamber Orchestra, and New York Classical Players.

Passionate about teaching, Mr. Wu is on the Manhattan School of Music, and has taught at the Shanghai Orchestra Academy. He had formly served on the faculty of SUNY Purchase College Conservatory of Music, as well as been a guest faculty member of the National Arts Centre Summer Music Institute in Canada. He has been invited to give masterclasses at the Mead Witter School of Music (University of Wisconsin-Madison), China Conservatory of Music, Hong Kong Baptist University, and the Renmin University of China.

Born in Jinan, China, Cong (pronounced “Ts’ong”) Wu moved to New York in 2010 after graduating from the Beijing Central Conservatory of Music. He holds a master’s degree from The Juilliard School and a doctoral degree with the Helen Cohn Award from Manhattan School of Music. His teachers have included Wing Ho, Heidi Castleman, Hsin-Yun Huang, Patinka Kopec, and Pinchas Zukerman.

Mihae Lee

piano and Artistic Director

Martin Beaver

violin

Steven Copes

violin

Emilie-Anne Gendron

violin

Laura Gilbert

flute

Randall Hodgkinson

piano

Brian Hong

viola

Michelle Kim

violin

Mihai Marica

cello

Todd Phillips

violin

Mathew Sinno

viola

Wendy Sutter

cello

Pavel Vinnitsky

clarinet

Peter Wiley

cello

Cong Wu

viola

Stephanie Zyzak

violin

 

 

 

Chestnut Hill Concerts
PO Box 183
Guilford, CT 06437
(203) 488-8403
©2023

Mihae Lee

piano and Artistic Director

Martin Beaver

violin

Steven Copes

violin

Emilie-Anne Gendron

violin

Laura Gilbert

flute

Randall Hodgkinson

piano

Brian Hong

viola

Michelle Kim

violin

Mihai Marica

cello

Todd Phillips

violin

Mathew Sinno

viola

Wendy Sutter

cello

Pavel Vinnitsky

clarinet

Peter Wiley

cello

Cong Wu

viola

Stephanie Zyzak

violin

 

 

 

Chestnut Hill Concerts
P.O. Box 183
Guilford, CT 06437
(203) 488-8403
©2023