Program Details

Trailblazers: Women Composers Then & Now

Alexander Wu
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Course Description

Acclaimed Yamaha piano artist, Alexander Wu takes us on a delightful musical journey with a special program tribute to women composers of the last three centuries; from the European traditions to America's modern era of jazz, contemporary and popular music and Latin American classics. A compelling and entertaining performance of music and discovery! Youtube clip sample:

About the Instructor

  • Pianist & arranger, Alexander Wu joined the elite roster of Yamaha Performing Artists in 2010. The Washington Post recently praised, “Wu’s exuberant etudes on Gershwin songs and the dreamy Ellington’s Reflections in D – sounded assured and settled.” Engaging audiences on the international stages, he performs as a soloist, music arranger and collaborative chamber player with his inspired "At the Piano" concert-talk program series. Recently, Mr. Wu has given performances and master classes at the Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Steinway Series at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, National Gallery of Art, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, 92Y, Merkin Concert Hall, Armor Hall at Wave Hill, Bargemusic, Bard College, Mannes College–The New School, Hofstra University, Trinity Church Wall Street, South Florida's Norton Museum of Art, Bass Museum, Art Complex Museum (Ma), Steinway Gallery, BACA and Florida Atlantic University, and Musikfest (PA). Mr. Wu’s discography, available on and, includes his two solo CDs, Bach to the Future: Classical & Jazz Piano and Rhythm Road across the Americas, a Broadway to Classical piano four-hand CD-Four Hand Band, a crossover chamber jazz band CD self-titled ZigZag Quartet and, the much anticipated all Gershwin piano solo CD to be released in fall 2021. A California native, Mr. Wu is a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music and the City College at City University of New York where he served on the piano faculty. Currently, he is the artistic director and co-founder of the Millennium Chamber Symphony in New York City and on the piano faculty at the Third Street Music School Settlement in New York City's East Village. For more about the artist, please visit