Associate Concertmaster William Pu joined the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in 2002, and holds the endowed Charles McKenzie Taylor Chair.
Mr. Pu has 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.
A native of Shanghai, China, Mr. Pu has a bachelor's degree from the Shanghai Conservatory of Music and a Master's degree from the University of Houston. He began his musical studies at the age of seven, and has studied with such influential teachers as Shi-Sheng Zhen, Fredell Lack, and Camilla Wicks. Prior to his arrival in Atlanta, 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.