Pei-Ju Wu

Violin Teacher

Pei-Ju Wu

SAA Member


Hoover, AL
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Taiwanese-American violinist Pei-Ju Wu joined the first violin section of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra in 2013 and is appointed Principal 2nd Violin of the Des Moines Metro Opera in 2018. Prior to moving to Birmingham, Pei-Ju was a member of the San Antonio Symphony, and performed frequently with the Houston Grand Opera, Fort Worth Symphony and Dallas Chamber Symphony. She was the former concertmaster of the Woodlands Symphony and Opera in the Heights, and a guest concertmaster of the Huntsville Symphony. In addition, Pei-Ju toured with the Star Wars in Concert orchestra during its 2010 North America tour and performed with Peter Gabriel’s New Blood North America tour. 

In 2010, Pei-Ju co-founded Quartus Chamber Players, a Houston-based chamber music ensemble. During its 4-year operation, Quartus reached over 2,000 students with its educational program and brought numerous chamber music concerts to the audience of Houston through concert series, house concerts, and collaborations with other Houston artists and musical organizations. Pei-Ju was a member of the Hall Ensemble while living in Fort Worth, Texas, and performed frequently with other Texas chamber music groups, such as Aperio, Music of the Americas, Virtuoso String Quartet, Mount Vernon Music and Ensemble 75. 

An avid educator, Pei-Ju Wu maintains a private violin studio in Hoover, Alabama, and is a faculty and artistic advisor at the Suzuki Talent Education Program (STEP) Birmingham. Pei-Ju studied with Kathleen Winkler, Roman Totenberg, Shirley Givens and Rodney Friend, and received her degrees from Boston University and Rice University. 

Pei-Ju Wu is a member of the Birmingham Art Music Alliance (BAMA) Players, whose mission is to perform newly created music by living Alabama composers. While not performing classical violin, Pei-Ju enjoys making cameo appearances in various jazz and Klezmer bands, as well as the string instrument based cover band, String Theory.