Jie Bu, Artistic Director


Jie Bu received a BM in Piano Performance from Shanghai Conservatory of Music, China and a MM in Piano Performance from the University of Nevada. Jie Bu was placed in competitions in China and US including the 1st place of UNLV Concerto Competition and the 1st place of New York Life Composition Competition. Solo, collaborative and chamber music performances have taken him throughout China and the U.S. He has played with organizations including Lanzhou Symphonic Orchestra, Changsha Symphonic Orchestra, Shanghai Chamber Orchestra, Beijng Central Conservatory Orchestra, UNLV Orchestra, Los Angeles Lotus ensemble; He is also active as an adjudicator and clinician in China and the United States.

Jie Bu has distinguished himself as the most sought-after pre-college piano teacher in the western United States. Mr. Bu’s students have been champions in the State of Nevada every year since 2000. Former students have been top prizewinners in the Las Angeles International Liszt Competition, the National Federation of Music Clubs, Alexander & Buono International Piano Competition and in the regional and National competitions of the Music Teachers National Association. Mr. Bu was a recipient of “the Distinguished Teacher Award” from U.S. Department of Education’s Presidential Scholar Program in 2009 and 2013.

Jie Bu previous served on the faculty of Central Conservative of Music Beijing, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Green Valley Chamber Music Festival and University of Utah International Music Festival. His is the Director of Nevada Arts Academy and President of Sunway Universal Cultural Foundation.  

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