A native of Shanghai, China, William Pu is Associate Concertmaster of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, in which he holds the endowed Charles McKenzie Taylor Chair. Prior to joining the ASO in 2002, he was a member of the Houston Symphony Orchestra, where he was a first violinist and frequent soloist. In addition, he was a violinist with the Chinese Virtuoso Orchestra.
Mr. Pu earned his bachelor's degree from the Shanghai Conservatory of Music and his master's degree from the University of Houston. Since beginning his musical studies at the age of seven, he has studied with such influential teachers as Shi-Sheng Zhen, Fredell Lack, and Camilla Wicks.
Last season, Mr. Pu performed the "Butterfly Lovers" Violin Concerto, composed by Gang Chen and Zhan-Hao He, with the Wroclaw Filharmonia in Poland. He has taught master classes at Louisiana State University, the University of Houston, and Texas A&M University. He and his wife, Amy Chang, a former violinist with the Houston Grand Opera and the Houston Ballet Orchestra, reside in Dunwoody with their two children, Wilson and Alex.