Hiu Wah Wu (Ruby)
Wu, Hiu Wah Ruby was born in 2006 August, and started playing piano when she was 4 years old. In 2012, at the age of 6, she was admitted into the GMC Academy Young Pianist Program and has since studied with principal Ms. Rizzo Chung.
Ruby is the scholarship recipient of Robert Black Trust Fund. She won several prizes in piano competitions locally and internationally, including Silver Prize of the Elementary Category in The Chopin International Piano Competition in Asia held in Tokyo Japan 2017; First Prize of the Steinway & Sons International Youth Piano Competition (Hong Kong & Macau Region) 2017, and represented Hong Kong to participate the China Final in Beijing, where she won the First Prize as well as The Grand Prize and was invited to perform in Closing Ceremony. In 2017 September, Ruby has been selected to participate in the 2nd Zhuhai Mozart International Music Competition, and she was successfully advanced to the semi-final round. Ruby has also awarded the Encouragement Prize of the 4th Hanoi International Piano Competition in 2018 Summer.
In addition, she has won numerous First prizes at Hong Kong Schools Music Festival, including Junior Exhibitioner Award 2019 where she was invited to perform in the Winners Concert, held in Shatin Town Hall Auditorium.
Besides, Ruby also plays a duet with her sister, Jodie, forming Wu’s Duo. In 2017 summer, they won the Second prize of a duet competition in Hong Kong and represented Hong Kong in The 21st PIARA Final Concours, where they got the Second Prize as well as Steinway & Sons Achievement Award.
In April 2018, she was invited by IMC Music Company Japan to give her Concerto Debut concert in Tokyo Kyurian Hall with Filharmonia Śląska im Henryka Mikołaja Góreckiego Polish, conducted by Mirosław Blaszczyk, and performed Mozart Concerto K414 no.12 in A major. Ruby was also invited to perform and broadcast in RTHK 4 in Hong Kong to share her passion of music with audiences. She loves playing the piano and flute, and uses it to share all her musical ideas to audiences.