Yi-Fang Wu’s love affair with music took over her existence after she had already graduated from National Tsing-Hua University in Taiwan where she majored in English Literature. She arrived at the Cleveland Institute of Music and earned a Master’s Degree in Piano Performance studying with Paul Schenly and Daniel Shapiro. CIM was the very first music school in her life, and there she quickly absorbed music theory, history, and everything else at a dizzying pace during the two-year program. Her life transformed even further after discovering that her heart not only belonged to solo performance, but also in musical interactions with others. She immediately joined the Collaborative Piano program to formally train with Anita Pontremoli at CIM. It was the most exciting period during which Yi-Fang developed a love of string repertoire, and has since then collaborated with many wonderful musicians while also being a staff pianist and chamber coach of San Francisco Conservatory’s Pre-College division.
Yi-Fang has performed at the Eastern Music Festival, The Quartet Program, Miami Music Festival, International Music Festival and Workshop in Germany, and Savonlinna Music Festival in Finland.
During the pandemic, Yi-Fang has not let COVID-19 stopped her passion in performance that she has won 3rd prize in Chicago International Music Competition and was one of the finalists at Neapolitan Masters Competition in Italy.