Zhongbei (Daisy) Wu is a Guzheng (or Chinese Zither, a traditional Chinese instrument) artist, She received her B.A. in Music Education from Hunan Normal University, (Changsha, China), and her M.A. in Ethnomusicology from Chinese National Academy of Arts (Beijing, China). She is now a visiting associate professor of music in the Performing Arts Division of Alfred University, and the art director of Alfred Guzheng Ensemble. Also, she is the Culture Program Coordinator of the Confucius Institute at Alfred University.
Daisy is an award-winning Guzheng player and deputy director of Tianhan traditional Chinese Orchestra of Hunan province, China. Before she moved to the US, she was associate professor of music and the principal conductor and the director of the Hunan University of Commerce Chinese Orchestra. For her teaching achievements, she received two ‘National Awards of Excellence in Teaching’ in 2004 and in 2005. Her recent performances include solo concerts in the Gallery of TK Asian in Manhattan NYC, in the Music Festival of the International Society for Improvised Music in Waterloo and Toronto in Canada, the Art Center of Buffalo, Alfred University, Binghamton University, Stony Brook University, Wellsville Public Library, University at Buffalo, St. Bonaventure University, Alfred State College, Niagara University, Pausa Art House in Buffalo, Idaho University (ID), Auburn University (AL), and Burchfield Penny Arts museum in Buffalo.