Born in Shanghai, Zheng-Yu Wu made her public debut at the age of seven in the Concert Hall of the Shanghai Conservatory playing Wieniawski’s Scherzo-Tarantelle . After focussing on physics and mathematics, she returned to the Shanghai Conservatory in 2000, studying with Professor Zhi-Nuo Ding. In 2002, she was a prizewinner in the Postacchini Competition and had further competition successes in 2003. She gave her debut recital in the Shanghai Grand Theatre and has since played with the leading Chinese orchestras in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Xiamen, Hangzhou, Suzhou, Wenzhou, Henan and Xinjiang.
In 2004, she came to the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, on a full ABRSM scholarship, studying privately at the same time with Ivry Gitlis in Paris. Since 2006, she has been studying with Professor Zakhar Bron in Madrid.
Zheng-Yu has performed in England, France, Belgium, Germany, Italy and Spain, and, in January 2007, she released her first CD in China. In March 2007, she made her first visit to Russia, touring with the Tchaikovsky and Brahms Concertos, the Chausson Poème and Ravel’s Tzigane. Further performances of the Tchaikovsky Concerto were given in Spain in June 2008 with Vladimir Ashkenazy conducting. In June 2007, she became the youngest art director of the Yandang Mountain International String Summer Academy.