Hailed by The Mercury News (San Jose, CA) as "a pianist with insight and passion, practically vanishing into the notes…" Jingwen Tu has forged a chamber and solo career throughout North America and Europe. Recent performances have taken her to such venues as Alice Tully Hall, the Rose Studio at Lincoln Center, The DiMennaCenter, The Morgan Library and Museum, the Banff Center, and Matav Music Hall in Budapest, among many others. Ms. Tu has been featured at the Sarasota Chamber Music Festival, the Perlman Chamber Music Festival, the Banff Center Chamber Music Residency, the Icicle Creek Chamber Music Festival, and the Silicon Valley Chamber Music Festival. She has also collaborated with renowned musicians Peter Serkin, Donald Weilerstein, Colin Carr, and Katherine Murdock.
Ms. Tu has garnered awards and recognition at several international piano competitions. She was a Laureate of the Ackerman Chamber Music Prize and a recipient of the Dorothy MacKenzie Artist Recognition Award, as well as a top prize winner at the Plowman Chamber Music Competition, the San Jose International Piano Competition, and the Lima Symphony Young Artist Competition.
In addition to being lauded for her performing career, Ms. Tu is recognized for her passionate commitment to education. She has enjoyed visiting artist and lecturer positions at major institutions including Vanderbilt University, the University of Michigan, Ohio University, Hunter College, the Casita Maria Center of Arts and Education, and the Douglas Anderson School of the Arts. Ms. Tu currently serves as faculty at Bard College Conservatory Preparatory Division, adjunct professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institution and collaborative pianist at Vassar College.
Ms. Tu holds a B.M. from Oberlin College, an M.M. from The Juilliard School, where she was a recipient of the Susan W. Rose Piano Fellowship and the Irene Diamond Fellowship, and a D.M.A. from SUNY-Stony Brook University. She counts among her principal teachers Sedmara Rutstein, Thomas Sauer, Julian Martin, Gilbert Kalish and Christina Dahl.