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Di Wu

Photo by Sengzhong Gan, 2009Debussy Preludes, Book TwoRavel MiroirsGounod-Liszt Concert-Waltz from “Faust”Praised in The Wall Street Journal as “a most mature and sensitive pianist”, Chinese-born Di Wu continues to enhance her enviable reputation as an elegant yet exciting musician, making her San Francisco recital debut at Old First Concerts. As a recitalist, she has has been hailed for her “fire and authority” (Washington Post), “charisma, steely technique and keen musical intelligence (Philadelphia Inquirer), and in California, the Bay Areas Peninsula Review critic declared “I would gladly crawl over broken glass to hear her again”. Highlights of her past season include debuts with the Philadelphia Orchestra, at Chicagos Ravinia Festival, at the Cincinnati May Festival, with the Hamburg Philharmonic in Germany, and in Tokyo, where she appeared as a soloist with orchestra in front of an audience of 11,000. Another significant event on Ms. Wus current itinerary, which once again comprises numerous debuts and re-engagements, is a return to Philadelphias Verizon Hall as soloist, under the baton of Christopher Eschenbach, in the famed but rarely-performed Turangalîla-Symphonie of Messiaen.

Old First Concerts has volunteer opportunities available!

Our concerts rely on the generosity of volunteers to assist with simple tasks like:


distributing programs

box office

set-up and clean-up

Scheduling is flexible — you choose when to work! We especially need helping hands for our Friday and Saturday night performances.

An excellent opportunity for students, seniors, or anyone who possesses a love for music!

If you’d like to consider volunteering with Old First Concerts, please contact for more information.