Chris with Keith Lockhart and Boston Pops

Chris with Keith Lockhart and Boston Pops


Los angeles native, boston-based composer and keyboardist

Christopher Vu (b. 1995) is a Boston-based composer of acoustic and electroacoustic music for concert hall and stage and a co-artistic director of Pinwheel, an artistic collaborative of musicians and theatre artists that produce original multidisciplinary works.  Son of a concert pianist, Chris draws from his diverse influences and interests as a performer, which include being a jazz pianist, a keyboardist in touring funk/rock/pop bands, and being a featured soloist with Boston Pops in a sold out concert event. 

Chris has been commissioned by Lincoln Center Education, the Boston Percussion Group, SOLI Chamber Ensemble, [sunflower], and the Vietnamese American Society of Contemporary Art and Music. His music has been performed at Alba Music Festival Festival in Italy, Wintergreen Music Festival in Virginia, and at the Summer Institute of Contemporary Performance Practice (SICPP) in Boston.  He most recently premiered with Pinwheel an original shadow puppet production with original music called Magic Pearl which sold out at Lincoln Center.  

Born in Los Angeles, Chris has studied composition with Thomas Oboe Lee at Boston College and studied privately with Gilda Lyons. Chris is finishing his composition studies at the New England Conservatory studying with John Mallia and Michael Gandolfi.