Joanna Wu wins ECSO instrumental competition

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Flutist Joanna Wu, 23, has won this year’s Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra instrumental competition, which was held on March 12 at Connecticut College. The competition was established to recognize the talents of emerging young musicians. Twelve finalists from across the country competed for a first prize of $3,000 and the possibility of soloing with the ECSO during its 2016-2017 season.

Wu is a Taiwanese-American flutist, born and raised in the town of DeWitt, N.Y. She received her undergraduate degree from Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music. She is a second-year student at the Yale School of Music, where she is pursuing her Master of Music. She will perform with the ECSO on Feb. 18, 2017.

Samantha Lake, a senior music performance major at the University of Connecticut took second place; Jordan Bak, a senior undergraduate violist at New England Conservatory took the third place.

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