Christine Wu is a musician who plays and composes for acoustic and electric violin and cello. Born to a Taiwanese father and a German American mother in Germany, she moved to the United States at a young age. She began her professional career as an orchestral musician before relocating to Los Angeles to work in the recording, film, and television industries. She performs, composes, and arranges for live performances, records, film and gaming soundtracks and commercial jingles.
Wu began studying violin at age two-and-a-half under the Suzuki method. She completed a 4-year degree in violin performance from Duquesne University. She went on to earn a Masters in music from the University of Southern California where studied under a full scholarship with pedagogue Robert Lipsett of the Colburn School.
After graduating from Duquesne, Wu toured for one year with the St. Louis Symphony orchestra. In 2001, after graduating from USC, Wu passed a rigorous audition to win a tenured position with the Houston Symphony, becoming one of their youngest members . Her years as an orchestral violinist took her to Carnegie Hall and many great other concert halls throughout the U.S., Europe and the Caribbean. In 2006 Wu relocated to Los Angeles, California to write and perform. She has since performed as soloist, arranged, and recorded for David Foster, Paul Anka, Billy Ray Cyrus, A.R. Rahman, Lorne Balfe. She has also performed on The Voice (TV series), American Idol, Dancing with the Stars, The Tonight Show, and The Grammy Awards telecast. In 2014 she received notoriety for playing the electric violin while doing a backbend in Billy Ray Cyrus’ viral video remake of Achy Breaky Heart.
Christine Wu also worked with rap star, South Park Mexican (SPM), in the album The Last Chair Violinist. She was featured in the songs "Are We Real" & "The Last Chair Violinist" which both songs have over a million views
Wu performs on a 1782 Gragnani violin and a Yamaha SV-255 and SVC-110SK. Wu also plays and composes on a Bösendorfer 185 piano. She is endorsed by Yamaha.