• BM, The Juilliard School
  • MM, The Juilliard School
  • AD, Cleveland Institute of Music
  • Postgraduate, Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover, Germany

A "first-class talent" (Philadelphia Inquirer) possessing a "superstar quality" (Jerusalem Post), Taiwanese American pianist Charlotte Hu has built an illustrious career as a soloist, educator and entrepreneur. Winner of top prizes at the 12th Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Competition and the Concert Artists Guild Competition, she's been praised by audiences and critics across the globe for dazzling virtuosity and magnetic stage presence.

With a vast repertoire encompassing the works of composers from the 18th Century to the modern era, Hu presents captivating programs that juxtapose audience favorites with underperformed treasures and new commissions. She has performed sold-out concerts at many of the world's most prestigious venues — including Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Wigmore Hall, the Concertgebouw, Klavier-Ruhr Festival, Frankfurt Opera House, Aspen Music Festival, Tel Aviv Opera House, Taipei National Concert Hall and Osaka's Symphony Hall — and concerto engagements have included performances with The Philadelphia Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, and Taiwan Philharmonic.

An active recording artist, Hu's debut album of Chopin works on ArchiMusic was named Best Classical Album of the Year by Taiwan's prestigious Golden Melody Award. Her recordings released on CAG/Naxos and BMoP Sound have received overwhelming critical acclaim. Her Rachmaninoff album on Centaur/Naxos, received a five-star review by the U.K.'s Pianist magazine, which called the album "essential listening for Rachmaninoff admirers." Her upcoming album, Liszt Metamorphosis, will be released worldwide by PENTATONE in July 2024 

Hu is the founder and artistic director of the Yun-Hsiang International Music Festival in Taipei and the Philadelphia Young Pianists' Academy (PYPA). Now in its 12th year, PYPA provides concert opportunities for young pianists while serving as an important bridge of cultural partnerships between West and East.

A Steinway Artist, Hu serves as artist in residence and piano faculty at Temple University in Philadelphia. (


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