I want to use “variable” concept. Because the title of Brahms that I first thought of had Variation. This piece is adapted from slow movement of String Sextet in B flat major, Op 18. It includes six variations. Adams is very much like a Variation. It is composed of small sections. In Beethoven, the second movement is very much like Chopin. And the first movement is more like Beethoven himself, which is also a phenomenon of differentiation. In Handel, Allemande’s and Courante’s opening motives are the same. Immediately afterwards, in the connection of a string of notes on the right hand, a different paragraph unfolded. This is also a variation. So my title is Changeable Self.”
Pianist Fangye Wu is currently a student of Longy School of Music in professor Hugh Hinton’s studio, pursuing his master’s degree in piano performance. Born in China and musically trained in the states, he aims to combine oriental aesthetics and western music conventions into his piano playing. His playing was praised as “you have an unbelievable sense of music, stick to it, the future is yours” by the dean of Music Association of Zhejiang province.
He has won first places in many international piano competitions such as Chinese National Piano Competition (2008) at age of 8; China Piano Art Festival (2019); and Zhejiang Province Young Performer Competition (2020). His recording for Huzhou Normal University (China) was released on Zhejiang Province Quality Education Network Course.
Beside performing, he is also interested in teaching. He has obtained eight years of teaching experience and has regards teaching as his career path since the age of eighteen. During his bachelor’s study time, he voluntarily devoted his spare time to giving piano lessons/classes to hundreds of children in his hometown, because he believes that “children grow up in poorly developed town do not have many opportunities to study music, but the backwardness of music educational resources should not be an obstacle prevents them from music.” Since the pandemic, he gave remote piano lessons to Chinese students.
Wu holds a bachelor degree of music education of Zhejiang Normal University and he is applying for D.M.A. program in the states, majoring in piano performance and education.