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Music@Menlo founding Artistic Directors cellist David Finckel and pianist Wu Han rank among the most esteemed and influential classical musicians in the world today. Recipients of Musical America’s Musicians of the Year award, they bring unmatched talent, energy, imagination, and dedication to their multifaceted endeavors as concert performers, recording artists, educators, artistic administrators, and cultural entrepreneurs. In high demand as individuals and as a duo, they appear each season at a host of the most prestigious venues and concert series across the United States and around the world.
Since 2004, David Finckel and Wu Han have together held the prestigious position of Artistic Director of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the world’s largest presenter and producer of chamber music, programming and performing under its auspices worldwide. Their wide-ranging musical innovations include the launch of ArtistLed (www.artistled.com), classical music’s first musician-directed and Internet-based recording company, whose catalog of nineteen albums has won widespread critical acclaim. In 2011, David Finckel and Wu Han were named Artistic Directors of Chamber Music Today, an annual festival held in Seoul, South Korea, and since 2013, they have led the Finckel-Wu Han Chamber Music Studio at the Aspen Music Festival and School. In these capacities, as well as through a multitude of other educational initiatives, they have achieved universal renown for their passionate commitment to nurturing the careers of countless young artists. David Finckel and Wu Han reside in New York City. For more information, please visit www.davidfinckelandwuhan.com.