About Chris Gu
Chris Gu has recently earned a Master of Music in Piano at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music. He is a current student of Gregory Sioles, a graduate of the Jacobs School and a student of the late György Sebők. In addition, Chris has also studied with Evelyne Brancart and Manami Kawamura. In 2016 Chris gave his first solo piano recital at Westerbeck Recital Hall in Pasadena and has since performed in venues including Lansing Recital Hall, Twitchell Auditorium, and Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall.
Chris is the winner of the 2017 Biola PRISM Competition, 2017 Biola Piano Jury Competition, 2018 MasterWorks Concerto Competition, the Second Place winner of the 2017-2018 California Association of Professional Music Teachers Concerto Competition Regional South, the First Place winner of the 2018 American Fine Arts Festival Concerto Competition, and the First Place winner of 2018 Los Angeles International Liszt Competition, Division V: Ages 21-35. Chris has performed in masterclasses under world-renowned pianists and pedagogues, including Boris Slutsky, Angela Cheng, Alan Chow, William Nabore, Stephen Cook, Stewart Gordon, and Christopher Harding. Aspiring to share the joys of music-making through comprehensive teaching methods, Chris believes in piano lessons that focus not only on results but also on the transformative journey between each artistic milestone.
Chris was born in Wuhan, China, but grew up in the 626 area of Los Angeles. Outside of music, he spends a lot of time cooking and enjoying cuisine from around the world. He enjoys taking time to try ramen restaurants in the cities that he visits. Chris has set foot in six countries on three continents and looks forward to expanding his location history. He is a pcmasterrace, mechanicalkeyboards, and hydrohomie enthusiast.
Chris can speak English and Mandarin but would prefer to teach in English.