Wu Yifan, a young cellist in the United States, holds a Ph.D. in the Department of Music Performance at Boston University and joined the China Philharmonic Orchestra after graduation. Wu Yifan was a closed disciple of the late cello master George Neikrug, and inherited the piano and bow of his teacher. During the school, won the first place in the college Bach competition. Prior to this, Wu Yifan was admitted to Yale University with a full scholarship as an artist diploma, under the guidance of cello master Aldo Parisot, and won the Aldo Parisot Outstanding Solo Award upon graduation. Wu Yifan also studied at Northwestern University, under the tutelage of Professor Hans Jensen, a world-renowned cello tutor.
As a cello performer, Wu Yifan has been working hard to explore the possibilities of musical performance and technical skills. He performed solo works in the annual Yale concert and the UMKC Symphony Orchestra concert, and has collaborated with contemporary composers such as Chen Yi in solo performances. In addition to solo experience, Wu Yifan also served as the chief cellist of Dai Yuqiang's American concerts at Carnegie Hall and Jordan Hall. He is also the deputy chief cellist of Yoyo Ma's charity concert. While at Yale University, Wu Yifan was the only student who was selected as the deputy principal of the Yale Cello Orchestra, which was nominated by Grammys and has been the principal of cellist Ole Akahoshi. In recent years, Wu Yifan has served as a guest artist at Palaver Strings in the United States.
In addition, Wu Yifan has also attended master classes with Laurence Lesser, Lynn Harrell, Andres Diaz, and Tokyo String Quartet, and was fortunate to have a year-long chamber music study with Tokyo Quartet. At the same time, as a young cello teacher who loves music education, Wu Yifan often substitutes for undergraduate cello at Boston University. He is the main teaching assistant and chamber music instructor of Professor Hans Jensen of Meadowmount Conservatory of Music in New York. He has taught young cello students from all over the world.