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Violin Recital by Mei Mei Wei, US


PROGRAM

Mozart: G major Sonata for violin and piano
Schumann: Violin Sonata no.1 in a minor

Stravinsky: Italian Suite for violin and piano
John Corigliano: Concerto for Violin and Piano (“The Red Violin”)
                                                                                                   *program subject to change


A winner of the Artists International Violin Competition in New York, Dr. Mei Mei Wei was recently invited to play solo recital in Carnegie Hall. Her performance was highly praised by the New York Concert Review.

Active recitalist and chamber musician, Mei Mei Wei has appeared throughout United States and her native China. As soloist and chamber musician ,she appeared with many American and Chinese orchestras and festivals such as, Arizona Chamber Symphony, Louisisana Philharmonic Orchestra, National Repertoire Orchestra in Colorado, Shanghai Musician Association Chamber Orchestra, Bay Chamber Music Festival with Vermeer Quartet in Maine, East Meets West Music Arts Chamber Orchestra of Chicago, RoundTop Music Festival of Texas, Music Alive Ensemble of New Orleans, etc . Mei Mei Wei also often plays solo recitals at most well-known concert halls in China such as the Shanghai Oriental Arts Center. Shanghai Grand Theatre, Shanghai  Concert  Hall,  He LuTing  Concert Hall ,  Qingdao Grand Theatre and  Chongqing Grand  Theatre etc,.
Born into a family of artists in Shanghai, China, Mei-Mei Wei studied with Professor Tan Shu-Zhen, one of the most eminent violinists and violin pedagogues in China. She entered the Shanghai Conservatory of Music where she studied with Professor Sheng Zhong-Hua and Yuan Pei-Wen. She went to US on a fellowship to study, first at Rice University and then at University of Southern California where she received her Master’s degree under Edward Schmieder, a pupil of the legendary Russian violinist David Oistrakh . She also studied with Shmuel Ashkenasi and Sir Menuhin. Mei Mei Wei received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Louisiana State University where she studied with Kevork Mardirossian.

Mei Mei Wei has held the positions of Associate Concertmistress of Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, First Violin of Phoenix Symphony and Concertmistress of the Arizona Chamber Symphony. She has been on the faculty of Louisiana State University, The Shanghai Conservatory of music, The Colburn School Conservatory of Music  and the Idyllwild Summer Music Festival in California.

Mei Mei Wei has been the Artist Director of the Shanghai Promusica Chamber Orchestra. Currently, she is the Artist Director of Shanghai Baroque Chamber Orchestra.

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