Wan Pin CHU
Wan Pin CHU (朱芸編) is an international award-winning Erhuist and film composer from Hong Kong, who has performed Erhu solo for the President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping, and the British Prince William in the United Kingdom in October, 2015 during the Chinese state visit, and got invited to perform again for Prince William in his private event in July, 2016. He has also performed for the Thai Princess Rajadarasri Jayankura in February 2017. He was invited to be the featured guest performer at the “Vivian Chow 30th Anniversary Concert Concert” and “Hins Cheung Hinsideout Concert” at the Hong Kong Coliseum in January and June 2018 respectively. In 2019, Wan’s erhu was featured in Hollywood movie ‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’.
Wan has won two international music competitions, including The United States Open Music Competition (2012) and The Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod in the United Kingdom (2002). He is also the champion of several national competitions in China such as: The Golden Chinese Redbud Talented Search Competition of Chinese Music (2007), The Asia Chinese Music Solo Competition (2006) and The National Zhong-lu Cup Professional Erhu Competition (2005). In Hong Kong, he has also won: the Hugo Chinese Instrumental Solo Competition (2003), the Advanced Erhu Solo Competition, the Advanced Gaohu Solo Competition and the Advanced Banhu Solo Competition (2002) in The Hong Kong Schools’ Music Festival.
Having performed in over hundreds of concerts all over the world including the UK, the US, France, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Mainland China etc., Wan is recognised as a versatile performer with rich emotions and limitless virtuosity in his music. In the UK, he is the first Chinese instrumentalist to perform in The Duke’s Hall in Royal Academy of Music. In July 2016, he was featured on the cover of Hong Kong Tatler, and was selected as one of the hundred most influential young figures in the city.
Wan also works as a composer for films, televisions, games and commercials. In 2019, Wan has scored music for three upcoming epic feature films ‘Nezha’, ‘Jade Dynasty’ and ‘Amsterdam Secrets’. In 2017, He has scored music for the feature film ‘Wukong’ (悟空傳), which has reached 104 million USD of box office, and ‘Susu’, which was nominated as the best movie in the 41st Montreal World Film Festival in Canada and the 8th Beijing International Film Festival. His music was also featured in the movies ‘Chasing the Dragon’ (追龍) and ‘Overhead 3’ (竊聽風雲3). He was the mentee of Maggie Rodford, music producer/supervisor of ‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire’, ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’ and ‘Thor’ in Air-edel, one of the leading music companies in the world.
Wan has received a full scholarship from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) to study Master in Composition for Film, Television and Game at the Royal College of Music in London. He studied Violin under Madeleine Mitchell also from the Royal College of Music. In September 2014, he went to Japan to study Composition at the Kyoto City University of Arts as an exchange student. He finished his undergraduate study in 2013 at King’s College London and has received an honor degree in Musicology and Composition.