Mag. Art Wilson CHU, Violinist

Meet the instructor:

Mag. Art Wilson CHU, Violin Virtuoso and Award-winning Pedagogue


  • Concertmaster – Philharmonie Salzburg (2003-2006)
  • Solo Violinist and Violist – Amadeus Consort Salzburg
  • Master of Arts (First-Class Honours) – Universität Mozarteum Salzburg
  • Violin Performance Diploma – University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna
  • BEMA (Brain Enhancement Music Approach) creator, a teaching method certified by the Vienna Music Examination Board
  • Certified International World-Class Artist by the Government of Canada federal agency IRCC

Graduated from one of the best European music universities – Mozarteum University Salzburg with First-class honours (mit Auszeichnung bestanden). After leaving his position as the Concertmaster of the renowned European orchestra – Philharmonie Salzburg, Wilson CHU has been educating full-time in universities, schools, private violin/piano studio, and online.

●Violinist Wilson CHU has performed extensively, interviewed on RTHK and media worldwide.

Accumulated over 25 years of teaching experience, he created the BEMA (Brain Enhancement Music Approach) teaching method, which was later certified by the Vienna Music Examination Board for its effectiveness.

Wilson CHU was certified as International World-Class Artist by the Government of Canada federal agency IRCC in 2019, settled in Canada through the most challenging methods of immigration.

●Wilson CHU as the Concertmaster of the Philharmonie Salzburg performing in the historic concert hall – Mozarteum Wiener Saal as a guest of the Salzburger Festspiele – a prominent festival of music established since 1920.

Mag. art Wilson CHU was born in Hong Kong. He started playing the violin at the age of eight. Few years later, he made his debut as a soloist with orchestra. It was broadcasted by Radio Television Hong Kong in Christmas 1993. Within the same year later, he performed for the 28th Governor of Hong Kong, Chris Patten.

●Students Concert in 2018 Violin and Piano

In spring 1998, Wilson decided to devote himself to music and went to Austria to further his study. He spent a year drifting from city to city.  He visited masterclasses and sit in violin lessons in different academies in search of a suitable violin professor. In the meanwhile, he met Prof. Ernst Kovacic in Vienna, with whom he studied for 2 years focusing on Mozart’s works and style.

Wilson CHU and his Students

Living in Salzburg

In year 2000, Wilson moved to Salzburg, the birth place of Mozart, where he received training in the prominent music institute, the Universität Mozarteum Salzburg. Professor Jürgen Geise discovered his flawless violin technique during the audition, and exceptionally offered him an extra place in his class even at the time it was already full.


●RTHK’s invited CHU performing “Por una Cabeza” tango song in “The Works”

During their first lesson, Wilson’s impeccable ensembleship impressed the professor, and was immediately invited to join Cis – Collegium Mozarteum Salzburg, which is one of the most renowned chamber music ensembles in Austria. Wilson was subsequently invited to play in Bad Reichenhaller Philharmonie in Germany as a tutti-violinist.


●Newspaper 《 EpochTimes 》 Interview

Furthermore, he actively appeared in leading positions in school projects, working with Denis Russel Davis as Concertmaster.  He was also the leader of the Viola section in several Mozart Festival projects, where Philip Glass conducted his Opera “Orpheus” in Salzburg, 2001.

美國紐約華語電視台 NTDTV 訪問小提琴家朱偉舜先生 NTDTV New York interview with Wilson CHU
NTDTV New York interview

His extensive orchestral experiences drew attention to the manager of a Swiss orchestra – “I SINFONIETTI 01”. He had been the associate concertmaster of the orchestra for 2 years, until the Philharmonie Salzburg engaged him as Concertmaster in 2003. In results, Wilson successfully led the orchestra in many major concert halls in Europe, including the Salzburg Festspielhaus, Wien Konzerthaus (Vienna Concert House) and Brucknerhaus Linz.

●星島日報 Smart Parents訪問, 2012年6月28日, ●Sing Tao Daily, Smart Parents, Interview 28.06.2012

●Sing Tao Daily, Smart Parents, Interview 28.06.2012

Graduating with honours from Mozarteum Universität

After accomplishing the bachelor program in Mozarteum Universität, Wilson remained in the university to pursue additional elective courses in music education, acoustic, languages, literature, and studied chamber music with Prof. Lukas Hagen and Prof. Benjamin Schimdt.

During the same year, he was also conducting the Philharmonie Salzburg for local concerts and Viennese ball. His skills as an orchestral musician have taken him around Europe, and his management skills brought music from Europe across the world. In 2004, Wilson was hired as a project manager for Wiener Schloss Kammerorchester. He organised a 12 days concert tour, which concretising across China’s major cities.

Despite the busy schedule, Wilson continued to attend the Master examination in Mozarteum, where he successfully convinced the senates, including Prof. Igor Ozim, Prof. Lukas Hagen, passed with honour under the Master of Arts faculty.

Wilson decided to devote himself to chamber music after graduated with honours from Mozarteum Universität with a master degree. Since then,Wilson continue to make highly acclaimed performances as soloist of both violin and viola with the ensemble “Amadeus Consort Salzburg”. Then, he was subsequently invited by the Taiwan Ministry of Culture, led the “Amadeus Consort Salzburg” representing Austria, performed in the “International Cultural Exchange Fair” in Taipei, 2006.

Best Teacher Award – HKYPAF 2017

Living in Hong Kong

Wilson returned to Hong Kong in 2006 summer after spending over a decade in Europe, decided to devote himself in music education. He founded the “Sound of Music Orchestra Academy” together with Stephen Chong (clarinetist).  In addition, they lead a group of talented young Hong Kong musicians to Salzburg, Austria in August, 2007, which created a treasurable opportunity for Hong Kong young musicians to go on stage with professional European musicians.  Together, they performed in Schloss Mirabell, which helped young musicians to experience the European culture essence.

The 4th HK Youth Barclampory Music Festival, 四屆香港青少年巴林普爾音樂節, 表彰證書

The 4th HK Youth Barclampory Music Festival, Certificated of Recognition for Delicated Excellent Music Teaching.

In recent years, Wilson has been an active music educator, performer and conductor. He shows support to many cultural and charitable organisations. He actively performs with local chamber orchestra in charity concerts, tours at local kindergartens and primary schools, promoting classical music to Hong Kong audience.  Also, he helps fund raising for charity events.

In 2010, Wilson was invited to serve as the Chief Consultant for the Wiener Musik-Prüfungskommission (Vienna Music Examination Board) as an annuitant. In August 2010, Wilson also became the artistic director of the Donau Musikinstitut, Hong Kong.


Wilson Chu’s Résumé

Universität Mozarteum Salzburg

  • Master of Arts (First-Class Honours)

Wien (Vienna) Musikhochschule

  • Diploma (Violin Performance)

Amadeus Consort Salzburg

  • Solo Violinist and Violist

Philharmonie Salzburg

  • Concertmaster


Wilson Chu’s Publications


作者 朱偉舜
出版社 Softrepublic
ISBN 9789889944902


圖解管弦 樂

《圖解管弦樂團》 Illustrated Guide to Symphony Orchestra
作者: 朱偉舜, 莊佳凱
出版社: 共和媒體
ISBN: 9789889944988

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