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Wu Han (piano) ranks among the most esteemed and influential classical musicians in the world today and was recently named Musical America’s Musician of the Year. Leading an unusually multifaceted artistic career, she has risen to international prominence as a concert performer, recording artist, educator, arts administrator, and cultural entrepreneur. Wu Han appears regularly at many of the world’s most prestigious concert series and venues across the world, as both soloist and chamber musician, and tours and records extensively with cellist David Finckel. Wu Han serves as co-artistic director of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, founding co-artistic director of Music@Menlo in the Silicon Valley, and artistic director of Chamber Music Today, an annual festival in Seoul, South Korea. Wu Han’s wide-ranging musical activities also include the launch of classical music’s first musician-directed and internet-based recording company, whose catalogue has won widespread critical acclaim. Passionately committed to education, she taught alongside the late Isaac Stern at Carnegie Hall and the Jerusalem Music Center for many years. In 2013, she established the Finckel-Wu Han Chamber Music Studio at the Aspen Music Festival and School, where she is an alumna.