William Wei, violin

Laureate of the prestigious 2015 Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition, Taiwanese violinist William Wei has begun to show his expressive and unique sound to the world. Following William’s performance of the Shostakovich Concerto at the Queen Elisabeth with conductor Marin Alsop and the National Orchestra of Belgium, the Belgium Newspaper Le Soir stated, “William Wei gets everyone’s attention in the first movement; he expresses all the possibilities in the second movement; William burns all his passion and freedom in the music till the end.” In 2013, William won the Thomas and Evon Cooper International Competition, which gave him the opportunity to perform the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto with the Cleveland Orchestra at Severance Hall. He then went on to win the Concerto Competition at The Juilliard School and performed at Alice Tully Hall. William began his solo career following the 2015 Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition and his recent solo engagements include a recital debut in Taiwan and multiple concerto opportunities with the Belgium National Orchestra, Taipei Symphony Orchestra, Taiwan String Academy, Sejong Soloists, and Mainzer Virtuosi. Born in Taiwan, William is currently studying at The Juilliard School with Hyo Kang and I-Hao Lee.