Honist Zhanglong (Ray) Wu is an enthusiastic freelance horn player in Vancouver. An active and avid chamber musician, Ray has collaborated with groups of all sizes and instrumentation, performing (and premiering) music ranging from the classical repertoire, contemporary avant-garde, world-jazz fusion and film/video game score genres. Across western B.C and Boston. He has been played with the Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra, Vancouver Opera, Vancouver Pops, Boston Philharmonic Orchestra(USA) and Fujian Symphony Orchestra(China).
As a soloist, Ray is a frequent recitalist and has performed Horn Concerto, Op.91(Glière Reinhold) with Quanzhou Symphony Orchestra in 2016. Ray is thankful to have received prizes, awards and scholarships from the PRISMA Music Festival, Mannes School of Music, Boston Conservatory at Berklee and University of British Columbia. He was also the brass winner of the Hong Kong International Youth Music Festival in 2014.
Equally passionate in teaching as he is performing, Ray works closely with students ranging from ages 9 to 65+. He currently teaches at several high schools in the Vancouver and Richmond areas. He is also the head director in B&Y Music Center. He also coaches school band horn sections in clinics in the Coquitlam, Burnaby and Vancouver areas.
Ray has a performance diploma in French horn performance from the Boston Conservatory at Berklee and a Master of Music (Horn Performance) from the University of British Columbia
Instrument / Discipline
- French Horn
- Chinese (Mandarin)
- Youth (7-17)
- Adults (18+)
- At a school
- At own studio