Video: Young Artist Elliot Wuu Plays Essential Early Beethoven and Schumann Works


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Pianist Elliot Wuu is a fast-rising talent. Only in his early 20s, he's already given performances and won prizes at such prestigious places as the Aspen Festival, the Gilmore International Keyboard Festival, the Chopin Foundation of the United States, and the Ravinia Festival. He's also worked with an array of distinguished performers, including the late pianist Leon Fleisher.

In July 2022, Wuu visited Chicago to perform on the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts series. In a recital aired live on WFMT, he played two indispensable piano works that both happen to have been written in their respective composers' 20s: Robert Schumann's Kinderszenen and Ludwig van Beethoven's Sonata Pathétique. Radio and in-person audiences to the concerts were riveted by his expressive, energetic, and assured playing. You'll see why.

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