Wenting Yu

Wenting Y.

New York, NY
100% Satisfaction Guarantee

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

Try the first lesson and if you’re not satisfied we'll refund any unused lessons.

Lesson Details

Classical Piano

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

I have been taught classical piano private lesson and piano class for several years since college.

I am teaching class piano and private piano lesson at the Rutgers University. I have more than 10 students in Manhattan area.

I have rich teaching experience with all ages of students. I love to communicate with students or parents to understand what is their learning goal from my lessons.

I always love to organize 1 or 2 annual studio piano concerts for my students to present their music in front of audience.

See all subjects

Wenting teaches



Wenting passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
Wenting delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 4+ and special needs

Teaching since:

A dedicated soloist,chamber musician and pedagogue,chinese pianist Wenting Yu made his solo debut at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall on December,2018 as the “Closing Gala of 2018 Mannes Sounds Festival”. In July 2019, he won the 2019 IKIF Scholarship Award International Piano Competition at 21th International Keyboard Institute & Festival in New York City. Mr. Yu has also achieved numerous prizes including the winner of “2018 Ravel Special Prize”by the Foundation of Maurice Ravel,France, “2018 Mannes School of Music Piano Concerto Competition”, “Music Teachers National Association Competition Steinway 2016-2017 Annual Young Artist Award”,the National Champion at the “Fifth China National Piano Competition” in Xiamen,China,Second Prize at the “Liszt International Piano Competition for Young Pianists” in Moscow,Russia and many others.

Most recently, Wenting Yu’s has been appeared as soloist at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall,Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center,Steinway Hall NYC,the Frick Collection, the Metropolitan Club,the Union Club of NYC,Columbia University,Polish Consulate NYC,German Consulate NYC, Niskayuna Library of Schenectady,Stiefel Hall at Mannes,The New School’s Tishman Auditorium,Lang Recital Hall at Hunter College, the Aspen Festival Hall,the Palace of Fontainebleau in France.

In May 2019,Yu graduated from Mannes School of Music of The New School where he earned his Master of Music Degree and under the tutelage of Pavlina Dokovska. He is recipient of the Steinway Award for outstanding artist in graduate program in 2019. Yu is currently a candidate of Doctor of Musical Arts Degree at Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University studying with Vladimir Valjarevic as a scholarship and doctoral teaching fellowship recipient.

Show More


Teaching Fellow
Aug 2019 - Present
Rutgers University

Teaching Assistant:
Piano Private Lesson
Piano Class
Piano Private Lesson for composer

Piano Instructor
Aug 2017 - Present
Mannes School of Music

Piano Private Lesson


Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Performance
Aug 2019 - Present
Rutgers University
Master of Music in Piano Performance
Aug 2017 - May 2019
Mannes School of Music, The New School
Bachelor of Music
Aug 2012 - Jan 2015
Juilliard School


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Limited Proficiency
Limited Proficiency


1st Place Prize Winner
Jul 2019
IKIF Scholarship Awards International Piano Competition
2019 Steinway Award
May 2019
Steinway & son Company; Mannes School of Music, The New School
1st Place Prize Winner
Nov 2018
2018 Golden Classical Music Award
Jury Special Prize Winner
Aug 2018
“2018 Le Concours Prix Ravel”(Competition of Maurice Ravel Prize) by Foundation Maurice Ravel
1st Place Prize Winner
Mar 2018
Mannes School of Music Piano Concerto Competition
Steinway 2016-2017 Annual Young Artist Award
Mar 2017
2017 MTNA National Conference, Baltimore
1st Place Prize Winner
Sep 2016
MTNA Piano Competition
1st Place Prize Winner
Feb 2016
Women in Music Audition for Young Artists
2nd Place Prize Winner
Nov 2010
Liszt International Piano Competition for Young Pianists
1st Place Prize Winner, National champion
Aug 2010
Fifth China National Piano Competition and Festival for Young Pianists, Xiamen, China

Photos & Videos

With my beloved mentor, piano teacher Prof. Pavlina Dokovska (Chair of Piano Department at Mannes School of Music)

Chamber Music Concert at Bohemian National Hall

Award Ceremony for 2019 Steinway Award

Piano Concert at Consulate General of China in New York

Post Wenting’s recital, With Huang Ping, Consul General Of The People’s Republic of China in New York and his wife Zhang Aiping

New York Steinway Hall

Piano solo recital at the Frick Collection

Piano Solo Recital at Auditorium at The New School

Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall
+ 16 more

2 Reviews

Write a Review
Ray Aug 20, 2019
Classical Piano · In studio

Wenting is a wonderful teacher! He is very patient and organized. I am so thankful to study piano lesson with him. Looking forward to work with him in this coming academic year!!

Danielle Aug 20, 2019
Classical Piano · In studio

Thank you so much Mr.Yu! I like your teaching style!!!

You may want to revisit

Previously viewed teachers: