Annie Wu

15-year-old flute student of Isabelle Chapuis (who is very proud of Annie!)

winner: First Prize; National Flute Association's 2011 Young Artist Competition for High School Age Flute Students in Charlotte, NC

also recipient of special award: Best Performance of a New Work Commissioned by the National Flute Association, 2011 (new work: Three Beats for Beatbox Flute, by Greg Patillo)


Annie Wu arrives in Charlotte, NC - August 2011

 

Annie and Isabelle under l'Oiseau de feu statue in downtown Charlotte, NC

Scupture by Niki de Saint Phalle (1991)

 

Annie tries out contrabass flute in NFA Convention hall

 

Annie with Italian flute virtuoso Sergio Pallotelli

 

Annie and Isabelle surround Jim Walker, former Principal Flute LA Philharmonic and now leader of Free Flight

 

Annie with composer and beatbox flutist and composer Greg Patillo.  Following the competition, Patillo made a music video featuring Annie performing Three Beats for Beatbox Flute.  The video will soon appear on YouTube.com.  Greg Patillo's music videos have attracted millions (yes, millions!) of hits on YouTube.com.

 

Annie and San Diego flutist Elena Yarritu

 

Annie and flute empress Viviana Guzman

 

Isabelle, Greg Patillo and Annie

 

NFA pianist Diane Frazer (with whom Annie performed in the competition the Sonatine for Flute and Piano, by contemporary French composer Henri Dutilleux)

 

Annie surrounded by famous flutists: Sergio Pallotelli, Jean-Paul Beaumadier, Greg Patillo and Philip Unger, owner of the Flute Center in NY.

Annie and Isabelle in Charlotte restaurant

 

Annie with Issac Alter, flutist, senior at Menlo School; SJ Youth Orchestra

 

Announcement of Prizes and Presentation of NFA Prizes;

Annie wins First Prize, Young Artist Competition -- High School Age Flute Soloist;

also special award; Best Performance of New Work Commissioned by National Flute Association, 2011

(new work: Greg Patillo's Three Beats for Beatbox Flute)

Annie is on far left of photo

 

Annie accepts her First Prize

 

Announcement of special award to Annie:  Best Performance of a New Work Commissioned by NFA - 2011

 

Annie celebrates her victories

with an "explosion cake" at Charlottle restaurant

 

Annie and her mom Min at Charlotte airport, returning to Bay Area, CA

 

North Carolina from the air:  The sky's the limit!

 

Back home in the Bay Area: BRAVA!!!!!