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2. Wu Han, pianist and cultural entrepreneur

September 10, 2019

Chamber music is exploding in the United States, and one musician at the forefront is pianist Wu Han. She’s an internationally recognized musician and cultural entrepreneur. She also might be the busiest musician in the United States. I sat down with her and talked about how she runs multiple music programs here and abroad, maintains an intense performance schedule, and manages a record label all at the same time. Wu Han also tells us about her early inspirations in Taiwan, how the aftermath of 9/11 changed her perspective, where chamber music is headed, and even how to fix your wardrobe with a stapler. 

Show Notes

Wu Han Coaching a piano trio

Wu Han coaching a young piano trio.


The largest performing arts center is Taiwan, the National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts. Iwan Baan, photographer.

Where you can find Wu Han: