Johnna Wu

Johnna Wu, violin (Philadelphia, PA), made her debut in a series of performances with the Indianapolis Symphony. She graduated from Columbia University with a Bachelor of Arts with double degrees in Biology and Musicology, where she organized a year-long series for residents of the Morningside Heights community. The purpose of this series was to unify people of all artistic and intellectual backgrounds through musical performances. She is pursuing a Masters of Music degree in violin performance at The Juilliard School under the tutelage of Joseph Lin. At Juilliard, she launched a chamber music initiative entitled “The Piazzolla Project”, designed as an intensive study of improvisation as a new approach to classical music. The study of improvisation has allowed her to fuse her strong interests in contemporary music, jazz, tango, and musical theatre with classical music.