Appearing August 17, August 19, August 20
Originally from China, Ying-Jun Wei is in demand as a soloist across the world. She has performed in venues such as Buckingham Palace, Wigmore Hall, Jordan Hall, Tanglewood Music Festival, concert halls in Switzerland, Mexico, Japan, and China and has appeared on BBC Radio as well as in numerous magazines and publications. Ying-Jun began the cello at age 10 and entered the Wuhan Conservatory of Music at age 12 where she quickly began her solo appearances, winning first prize in The China Cello Competition two years later at age 14. Following this accomplishment, Ying-jun was invited by the principal of the Royal Academy of Music to enroll at the Purcell School of Music in London on a full scholarship. Ying-Jun completed her studies at the Purcell School as a budding soloist who had already been seen on the major stages of England as well as a winner of the Purcell School Concerto Competition. In 2002 Ying-Jun was granted a full scholarship to attend the Royal Academy of Music, where she studied with world renowned cellist Colin Carr and graduated with the President’s Award. After completing her Masters degree at the Boston Conservatory, Ying-Jun continued her studies with the legendary cellist Bernard Greenhouse and received an Artist Diploma from Longy School of Music. Ying-Jun has played for Prince Charles, performed with Sir Colin Davis and the London Soloists Orchestra, Yo-Yo Ma, and has worked closely with other classical music luminaries. She lives in the Boston area and maintains a private cello studio.