The American pianist, Cherie Hu, has shown tremendous music talent at a very young age. She has been studying piano since the age of 5 and gave her first solo performance at Carnegie Hall at the age of 9. She sudied at HuaXia Chinese School of New York (2000-2009): Chinese Language and Culture, SAT II Chinese, Chinese Folk Dance; The Juilliard School - Pre-College Diploma, Piano Performance (2009-2013); Scarsdale High School - High School Diploma (2009-2013); Harvard University - Mathematics (2013-expected 2017).
Cherie Hu has won numerous prizes at international piano competitions. In May 2010 she won the Yonkers Philharmonic Piano Concerto Competition and later performed L.v. Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor with Yonkers Philharmonic to wide acclaim. She is first-prize winner of the 2013 Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society Young Musicians Program, 2012 Crescendo Music Awards, and 2012 American Protégé International Piano and Strings Competition.
Cherie Hu is self-employed pianist since June 2010. She has made several appearances at Carnegie Hall. She participated twice in the Aspen Music Festival and School (2012, 2011). She gave solo concert engagements in the Shanghai Concert Hall (2012), Shanghai Symphony Orchestra Hall (2011), and Shanghai Oriental Art Center (2010), and the Juilliard School's Paul Hall (2013, 2012). She had concerto engagements with Yonkers Philharmonic (2009). She had chamber music engagements in Alice Tully Hall and Peter Jay Sharp Theater at Lincoln Center, Paine Hall at Harvard University, and Harris Concert Hall in Aspen, Colorado. Besides piano she also plays the violin and cello. She was the concert master of the Westchester Youth Orchestra.
Since February 2014, Cherie Hu is Co-President of Harvard College Piano Society at Harvard University: Responsible for leading the Harvard College Piano Society and overseeing all tasks in publicity, student/alumni outreach, finances, and event planning. Recent initiatives include: Working directly with the Harvard Office of Student Life and the Office for Alumni Affairs & Development to launch a piano replacement campaign to place new Steinway grands in each of the 12 upperclassman houses on campus; Organizing a widely popular and successful concert with the Princeton Pianists Ensemble, featuring Harvard and Princeton pianists collaborating on performances of works for up to five pianos; - Implementing a more regular schedule of Piano Society social events, both formal and informal, and open to all Harvard students.