ISB 2019 Convention Presenter — Yung-chiao Wei

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Name: Yung-chiao Wei
Presentation Date: Saturday, June 8, 2019 4:00 PM
Presentation Venue: Ford Hall
Presentation Title: Bach Violin Partita #3 and Award Winning Young Talents
Type of Presentation: Recital
Musical Style: Classical

Hailed by New York Concert Review Inc.  “Wei is a phenomenon”, Wei is the first female bassist to perform a solo recital in the Carnegie Hall. She has performed at major concert halls, prestigious summer festivals, and has given master classes at major music schools on four continents. She has served as principal bassist in the New World Symphony Orchestra; the New York String Orchestra; Metamorphosen Chamber Orchestra in Boston. Awards include the prestigious Awards to Louisiana Artists and Scholars, LSU Tiger Athlete Foundation Teaching Award, Taiwan Young Concert Artist Competition, both the 2nd Prize and Audience prize in the First Izuminomori International Double Bass/Cello Competition in Japan, among many. As a chamber musician, Wei has collaborated with artists such as Leon Fleisher and James Ehnes. Wei’s recording of the Chinese violin concerto “Butterfly Lovers” and Brahms 1st Cello Sonata is available on
Centaur Records. Her transcription on the Elgar Cello Concerto, Brahms 2nd Cello Sonata and new works by Yen and Tommasini is available on iTunes and Amazon. Wei is the Professor of Bass at LSU since 2000 and serves as the artistic director of the Louisiana Bass Fest. Her students have been prize winners of national and international competitions. 

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