about us

the people behind millennium chamber symphony

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alexander wu

Co-founder & artistic director | piano, Music arranger

Alexander Wu joined the elite roster of Yamaha Performing Artists in 2010. The Washington Post recently praised, “Wu’s exuberant etudes on Gershwin songs and the dreamy Ellington’s Reflections in D – sounded assured and settled….he is uncommonly attractive and entertaining.” He performs on the international stages as a soloist, arranger and collaborative chamber player, also engaging audiences with his inspired “concert with commentary” programs, in Europe, Asia and South America.

 

Recently, Mr. Wu has given concerts and master classes that include the Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Smithsonian Institute Museums, National Gallery of Art, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, 92Y, Merkin Hall, Armor Hall at Wave Hill, Bargemusic, Bard College, Mannes College-The New School, Hofstra University, Trinity Church Wall Street, Florida Atlantic University and Musikfest (PA).

 

Mr. Wu’s discography, available on cdbaby.com and itunes.com, includes his two solo CDs, Bach to the Future: Classical & Jazz Piano and Rhythm Road across the Americas, a Broadway to Classical piano four-hand CD Four Hand Band, a crossover chamber jazz band CD ZigZag Quartet and the much anticipated all Gershwin piano solo CD to be released in fall 2019. He is the artistic director and co-founder of the Millennium Chamber Symphony in New York City.

For more about the artist, please visit: 

www.chamber-music.org/member/alexanderawu

anna maria manalo

co-founder | piano, violin, composer

Anna Maria Manalo has been creating and sharing music as a pianist, composer and violinist in solo, chamber, orchestral and community settings; in the USA, Philippines, Canada and Germany. She earned performance degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (B.M.- High Honor) where she studied with pianist Howard Karp and violinists Tyrone Greive, Vartan Manoogian;  and from Hunter College-New York (M.A.) where she studied with pianists Abbey Simon and Herbert Stessin from Juilliard. She also studied composition with composers Stanley Wolf, George Tsontakis, Melinda Wagner at both the Manhattan School of Music and Juilliard.

 

Anna’s orchestral experience extends from touring Taiwan, to playing at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. She is equally committed as a music mentor; teaching privately and in the conservatory settings through her high school years until present day; in Colorado, Wisconsin, New York City, Boston, USA; the Philippines, Germany and Canada. Anna Maria's most recent mission in music is to bring classical music in music therapy settings and special needs students. Anna is the co-founder of the Millennium Chamber Symphony in New York City, and is on the faculty of the Maestro Music Institute of Denver, CO and was recently awarded as a “Steinway Top Teacher." She is an ASCAP Composer member, and active Sigma Alpha Iota Alumna.

For more about the artist, please visit: 

www.annamariamanalo.com

about us

the people behind millennium chamber Players

AlexWu_foto.headshot.jpg

alexander wu

Co-founder & artistic director | piano, Music arranger

Alexander Wu joined the elite roster of Yamaha Performing Artists in 2010. The Washington Post recently praised, “Wu’s exuberant etudes on Gershwin songs and the dreamy Ellington’s Reflections in D – sounded assured and settled….he is uncommonly attractive and entertaining.” He performs on the international stages as a soloist, arranger and collaborative chamber player, also engaging audiences with his inspired “concert with commentary” programs, in Europe, Asia and South America.

 

Recently, Mr. Wu has given concerts and master classes that include the Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Smithsonian Institute Museums, National Gallery of Art, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, 92Y, Merkin Hall, Armor Hall at Wave Hill, Bargemusic, Bard College, Mannes College-The New School, Hofstra University, Trinity Church Wall Street, Florida Atlantic University and Musikfest (PA).

 

Mr. Wu’s discography, available on cdbaby.com and itunes.com, includes his two solo CDs, Bach to the Future: Classical & Jazz Piano and Rhythm Road across the Americas, a Broadway to Classical piano four-hand CD Four Hand Band, a crossover chamber jazz band CD ZigZag Quartet and the much anticipated all Gershwin piano solo CD to be released in fall 2019. He is the artistic director and co-founder of the Millennium Chamber Players in New York City.

For more about the artist, please visit: 

www.chamber-music.org/member/alexanderawu

anna maria manalo

co-founder | piano, violin, composer

Anna Maria Manalo has been creating and sharing music as a pianist, composer and violinist in solo, chamber, orchestral and community settings; in the USA, Philippines, Canada and Germany. She earned performance degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (B.M.- High Honor) where she studied with pianist Howard Karp and violinists Tyrone Greive, Vartan Manoogian;  and from Hunter College-New York (M.A.) where she studied with pianists Abbey Simon and Herbert Stessin from Juilliard. She also studied composition with composers Stanley Wolf, George Tsontakis, Melinda Wagner at both the Manhattan School of Music and Juilliard.

 

Anna’s orchestral experience extends from touring Taiwan, to playing at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. She is equally committed as a music mentor; teaching privately and in the conservatory settings through her high school years until present day; in Colorado, Wisconsin, New York City, Boston, USA; the Philippines, Germany and Canada. Anna Maria's most recent mission in music is to bring classical music in music therapy settings and special needs students. Anna is the co-founder of the Millennium Chamber Players in New York City, and is on the faculty of the Maestro Music Institute of Denver, CO and was recently awarded as a “Steinway Top Teacher." She is an ASCAP Composer member, and active Sigma Alpha Iota Alumna.

For more about the artist, please visit: 

www.annamariamanalo.com