Qifan Wu

Professor of Practice, Piano Performance

D.M.A, University of North Texas, M.M. Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University, B.M., University of Colorado

Qifan Wu is a devoted pianist, educator, and researcher. He has performed in diverse venues in New York, Michigan, Boston, Colorado, Maryland, North Carolina, Texas, as well as in Italy and China.

He has won awards in many competitions, including the Global International Music Competition, the International Chinese Piano Competition in Singapore, and the Fourth KAWAI Asia Piano Competition.

Mr. Wu has also been a recipient of numerous prestigious awards and scholarships, such as the Artistic Excellence Award, the Scott McBurney Memorial Scholarship, and the Doris Pridonoff Lehnert Piano Scholarship. Under the mentorship of the concert pianist Gustavo Romero, Mr. Wu earned his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano Performance from the University of North Texas, where he also worked as a Teaching Fellow who was in charge of group piano classes and private piano lessons to all levels of students.

He received his Master of Music at Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University with American pianist Benjamin Pasternack and completed his Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance from the University of Colorado Boulder under the tutelage of pianist Dr. Andrew Cooperstock and harpsichordist Dr. Elizabeth Farr.

Additionally, Qifan has actively sought out guidance from world-renowned artists, such as Victor Rosenbaum, Douglas Humpherys, Alan Chow, and Kirill Gerstein. Beyond his academic studies, Qifan has served as a translator in the 2018 Shanghai International Piano Festival & Institute. He was selected as a piano-maintenance assistant at Peabody Conservatory between 2018 and 2020, meanwhile being a staff accompanist at The Peabody Preparatory. Mr. Wu is a member of Music Teachers National Association, Phi Pi Kappa Lambda Honor Society, and The Honor Society of Phi Kappa.

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132 Communications and Music Complex
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Loyola University 

College of Music and Media

New Orleans, LA 

Box 122

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