Join us on Saturday evening, March 10, for the seventh concert in our 2017-2018 concert series. The young American pianist Christine Wu will be performing music by Debussy and Chopin. After the concert, guests will have an opportunity to meet the artist and learn about her artistic development, current interests, and career plans.

Core Memory is a performing arts project based in southern Rhode Island. We organize and host concerts at a private home in the village of Peace Dale. Our concerts are free and open to the public. We generally ask for a voluntary donation at each concert to help defray our expenses.

Seating is limited, so reservations are required. If you’d like to attend, please send an email to with the names of everyone in your group. Please plan to arrive by 7:00 pm; the performance will begin promptly at 7:30.


Composer Work Year
Claude Debussy Images, Books 1 & 2 1907
Frédéric Chopin Piano Sonata No. 3, Op. 58 1844

About the Artist

An award-winning American pianist, Christine Wu has performed in the U.S., France, Germany, and Italy. She received top prizes in the Ettore Pozzoli International Piano Competition, the Chautauqua Institute Piano Competition, Fite Family Competition, and awards from the Seattle International Piano Competition, Washington International Piano Competition and the American International Paderewski Piano Competition. She performs regularly with her duo partner, violist Andrew Gonzalez.

Ms. Wu has been a featured soloist with orchestras including the Dearborn Symphony Orchestra and Rochester Symphony Orchestra of Michigan. In January of 2011, she was invited to perform in the Liszt Festival at Juilliard, commemorating the 200th anniversary of Liszt’s birth. She performs frequently in solo and chamber recitals in Lincoln Center and various other concert series in and around New York. She has participated in several international music festivals, including the Music Academy of the West (2013) where she received a full tuition fellowship, the Aspen Music Festival (2012), the Bowdoin International Music Festival (2011), and the International Institute of Young Musicians (2009). She has worked with several noteworthy artists including Richard Goode, Menahem Pressler, Yoheved Kaplinsky, Yong-Hi Moon, Matti Raekallio, Jerome Lowenthal, and Jeremy Denk.

Christine Wu studied at the Juillard School in New York City from 2011 to 2016, earning both the Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees. Her teachers at Juillard included Hung-Kuan Chen, Choong-Mo Kang, Julian Martin, and Logan Skelton. She is currently a student in the Doctor of Musical Arts program at the Yale School of Music in New Haven, Connecticut.

Who’s Coming:

Craig Maynard, host
Virginia Wootten and Gerry Matteo
Sondra Wiskari and Robert Lukowski
Betsy Marcotte and Lloyd Feinberg
Gyuri Grell and guest
Arlene and Irwin Birnbaum
Maureen and Ron Areglado
Bill and Johnette Rodriguez
Bianca Gray
Patty and Prentice Stout
Christopher Goodpasture
David Floyd