Jieyin Wu, frequent harpist for the acclaimed San Francisco Symphony, is internationally recognized as a soloist and ensemble player. She has appeared in performances around the globe, including Shanghai, Beijing, Tel Aviv and the United States. In 2012, she premiered Meredith Monk's chamber music "Realm Variations" at Carnegie Hall.
Ms. Wu's vast ensemble work includes, among many others, the San Francisco Symphony under Michael Tilson Thomas, the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra, and the Napa Valley Symphony, for which she was appointed principal harpist in 2004. In 2006, Ms. Wu was the selected performer at the American Harp Society National Conference, and in 2008 made a televised concert appearance at the National Shrine of Saint Francis of Assisi. Her busy concert schedule has included the Stanford New Music Ensemble for the Modern Music Festival in Beijing and Shanghai (2011) and, with the San Francisco Symphony, the American Mavericks tour (2012), European Concert Tour in 2014, and the Asian Concert Tour (2016). In July 2017, Ms. Wu was the visiting teaching artist for the National Youth Orchestra of China summer camp at East Stroudsburg University, which concluded with a performance at Carnegie Hall. In 2018, Suzhou River Fantasia, commissioned and premiered by Ms. Wu, was selected as the repertoire for the 4th Hong Kong International Harp Competition.
The Shanghai-born harpist began her musical training in piano and was accepted out of hundreds of applicants to the prestigious Shanghai Conservatory of Music at the age of eight. At the age of nine, she began her harp studies at the Conservatory. In 1998, Ms.Wu received a full harp scholarship at the Samuel Rubin Israeli Academy of Music in Tel Aviv, Israel under Ruth Maayani. Later, she completed her music education under Douglas Rioth in the United States, receiving both Bachelors and Masters degrees in Music Performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.
Jieyin Wu is highly sought after as an ensemble harpist and accompanist. She currently teaches both harp and piano in the SF Bay Area.