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Yuy Chu at Euro Music Festival

Teaching Dates 
July 21 - 30

Teaching Languages
English, Chinese

Dr. Yuyu Chu is currently playing as the Second Violin Principal in Taipei Philharmonic Orchestra in Taiwan and teaching Performing Art at the Kainan University in Taoyuan and violin performance at the Fu-Jen University in Taipei. Dr. Chu, a Taiwanese native, he was the youngest Player at the age of 12 in the history of Asian Youth Orchestra in 1990 under the baton of Lord Yehudi Menuhin. He had shown his talent in violin performance at the early age and won several national prizes.


While pursuing his post-graduate diploma in the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire in England, Dr. Chu studied with Professor Jacqueline Ross, who was the head of strings. Under the tutelage of Professor Ross, Dr. Chu won the string prize of the year 2003 and at a major competition in Birmingham, the “Symphony Hall Recital Prize,” which offers a recital credit in the Birmingham Symphony Hall, famous home of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. During the recital season, Dr. Chu appeared in the UK paper Evening Standard as a recital soloist in the Birmingham Symphony Hall. Additionally, Dr. Chu was also selected to play first violin for the CBSO for a year as a trainee. He also participated in the Pacific Music Festival in 2003-2004 under the baton of Bernard Haitink and Valery Gergiev. Dr. Chu had earned his Master’s Degree in Violin Performance at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London and Post-Graduate Diploma in Viola Performance from GSMD.  He arrived at Florida State University to study with Professor Karen Clarke in 2005 where he also taught violin performance, chamber music and served as Concertmaster of the University Symphony Orchestra. He earned his Doctoral Degree by holding the membership of Golden Key International Honour Society at 2008 and returned to Taiwan.


In recent years, Dr. Chu has played in major orchestras in Taiwan and served as Concertmaster of Hamamatsu Philharmonic Orchestra in Japan and Longtan Philharmonic Orchestra in Taoyuan. As a solo violinist, he performed with several orchestras and symphonic bands with a variety of repertoire. Dr. Chu holds a violin by Jean Baptiste Vuillaume made in 1860 since 2004.

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