Currently studying piano at Wilfrid Laurier University, under the direction of Dr. Leslie De'Ath, James Wu has been playing the piano since 2003. Starting piano in China, James studied at the Central Conservatory of China for eight years. In 2014, he moved to Barrie, Ontario, Canada, where he studied piano with Mrs. Nena LaMarre, violin with Dr. Janice LaMarre, conducting with Mr. Oliver Balaburski, and music harmony and history with Mrs. Eleanor Honey. James also played as concertmaster with the Eastview Secondary School orchestra, saxophone with the Skyliners Youth Big Band, and sang in the Lyrica Chamber Choir. He participated in the National Musicfest of Canada in Ottawa in 2016 with the Eastview Senior Chamber Choir where they won first place. James attended the Midsummer Sound music camp in 2016 and 2017 as an assistant faculty member, where he took daily piano lessons with Dr. Michael Berkovsky and Dr. Su Jeon Higuera, and daily chamber music lessons with Dr. Andrew Ascenzo. James also attended the Southwestern Ontario Suzuki Institute in 2017 where he studied with Josée Desjardins.

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