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Dr. Wu Yang

Chair of the Jury

Artistic Director of Singapore International Classical Piano Competition

Lecturer of Singapore Raffles Music College

Director of Finger Waltz Music Productions

Dr. Wu Yang's journey with the piano began at the tender age of 4, igniting a lifelong passion for music. Her pursuit led her to Moscow, where she immersed herself in the rich musical traditions of the Moscow State College of Frederic Chopin at just 13 years old. Later, under the tutelage of esteemed mentors like Prof. Yuri Hayrapetyan and Prof. Alexander Rudin at the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory, Dr. Wu obtained her master's degree in 2010 and her doctoral degree in 2013.


An accomplished pianist, Dr. Wu has graced stages across the globe, captivating audiences in Russia, Germany, Italy, Thailand, and beyond. Her talent has been recognized with numerous awards, including prestigious accolades from the 5th "Paolo Serrao" Music Competition Citta di Filadeltia in Italy, the All Russian Art Festival for Youngsters in Russia, the 5th International Piano Competition 'Johann Baptist Cramer' in Germany, the Music Competition for the 100th- Anniversary of Aram Ilitch Khatchaturian’s Birth in Russia and many more.


In 2014, Dr. Wu initiated Finger Waltz Music in Singapore, heralding the onset of her esteemed teaching journey. With prior experience as a lecturer at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA), and presently as a dedicated piano lecturer and master’s degree advisor at Singapore Raffles Music College (SRMC), along with her role as a Steinway Teacher and Education Partner (STEP), she champions the pinnacle of piano pedagogy. Throughout her tenure, she has nurtured budding pianists towards triumph in international competitions spanning Singapore, Europe, and the United States.


Dr. Wu's dedication to music education extends beyond the classroom. Since 2016, she has served as the Artistic Director of the International Music Culture Association Singapore (IMCAS), and her expertise has been sought after as a distinguished adjudicator for several renowned competitions including the Singapore International Classical Piano Competition, Asia International Art Competition, Hong Kong International Piano Invitation Competition, Singapore Steinway Youth Piano Competition, VIII Future Stars International Piano Competition, VIII Krystian Tkaczewski International Piano Competition in Poland, and the XV Chopin International Piano Competition Hartford in the United States.


Additionally, she directs Finger Waltz Music Productions, collaborating with esteemed artists from around the globe such as Kate Liu, Alexander Kobrin, Lukas Geniusas, Vitaly Pisarenko, Krystian Tkaczewski, Ning An and many others, to bring their concerts to Singapore.


Under her stewardship, Finger Waltz Music Instruments has become the premier dealer of European pianos "Estonia" and "Schulze Pollmann" in Singapore, a testament to Dr. Wu's commitment to excellence in both performance and craftsmanship.

Dr. Wu Yang
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