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  Greg Patillo's music videos have attracted millions (yes, millions!) of hits on


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!!!!!