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Wei Yu, Cello

Wei Yu, Cello


Cellist Wei
joined the New York Philharmonic cello section in September 2007 at age
26. Previousy, he was invited to join the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra's USA
70th Anniversary tour led by Zubin Mehta and Lorin Maazel and performed for
Mstislav Rostropovich at the Seventh American Cello Congress in 2003.

Mr. Yu has been the top prize winner of many competitions, including the Hudson
Valley Philharmonic String Competition, Holland American Music Society in
Chicago, Music Teacher National Association National Collegiate Strings,
Canada's National Music Festival, Calgary's Kiwanis Festival, and China's
National Cello competitions.

An active chamber musician, Mr. Yu participated in the Marlboro and Ravinia
music festivals, and has collaborated with musicians such as pianist Richard
Goode, violinists Midori and Pinchas Zukerman, and members of the Guarneri and
Juilliard Quartets. His performances have been heard live and in recording on
Finnish Radio Broadcasting Company and Canadian Broadcasting Company.

Born in Shanghai, China, Mr. Yu began studying the cello at age four and made
his concerto debut with the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra at age 11. He came to
the United States in 2000 to work with Hans Jensen of Northwestern University.
He received his master's degree from The Juilliard School, studying with David
Soyer on a full scholarship, with the support of the Irene Diamond Graduate

Performances by Wei Yu

Composer Title Date Action
Claude Debussy Sonata for Cello and Piano 06/03/2009 Play Add to playlist
Ludwig van Beethoven Seven Variations on “Bei Mannern, welche Liebe fuhlen” from Die Zauberflote by Mozart 06/03/2009 Play Add to playlist
Johann Sebastian Bach Sarabande from Suite No. 6 in D Major for Solo Cello, BWV 1012 06/03/2009 Play Add to playlist
Bohuslav Martinu Variations on a Theme by Rossini 06/03/2009 Play Add to playlist

Wei Yu Concerts

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