Artistic Directors: David Finckel and Wu Han

The Martin Family Artistic Directorship

Music@Menlo founding Artistic Directors cellist David Finckel and pianist Wu Han rank among the most esteemed and influential classical musicians in the world today. Musical America’s 2012 Musicians of the Year, they bring unmatched talent, energy, imagination, and dedication to their multifaceted endeavors as concert performers, recording artists, educators, artistic administrators, and cultural entrepreneurs. In high demand as individuals and as a duo, they appear each season at a host of the most prestigious venues and concert series across the United States and around the world.

Since 2004, David Finckel and Wu Han have together held the prestigious position of Artistic Director of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the world’s largest presenter and producer of chamber music, programming and performing under its auspices worldwide. Their wide-ranging musical innovations include the launch of ArtistLed (, classical music’s first musician-directed and Internet-based recording company, whose catalog of seventeen albums has won widespread critical acclaim. In 2011, David Finckel and Wu Han were named Artistic Directors of Chamber Music Today, an annual festival held in Korea, and in 2013 they inaugurated an intensive annual chamber music workshop at the Aspen Music Festival. In these capacities, as well as through a multitude of other education initiatives, they have achieved universal renown for their passionate commitment to nurturing the careers of countless young artists. David Finckel and Wu Han reside in New York. For more information, please visit