Vera Tsu Weiling 

Originally from Shanghai, Vera Tsu Weiling is a graduate of the Central Conservatory in Beijing. Now, she is a renowned violinist and educator. As a second-year student, Tsu Weiling starred in the overwhelming Oscar-winning documentary From Mao to Mozart: Isaac Stern in China.

Vera Tsu Weiling went to the USA in 1980, where she continued her study with Dorothy DeLay and Rafael Bronstein, who was then the only living disciple of violin ancestor Leopold Auer. She graduated from the Juilliard School and Manhattan School of Music with Master Degrees. Tsu Weiling was the First Associated Concertmaster of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra from 1993 to 2000.

Tsu Weiling has been invited to sit on the jury of many prestigious competitions worldwide including the Queen Elizabeth Competition of Belgium (in 2009 and 2012), Henryk Wieniawski Violin Competition in Poznan (in 2011 and 2016), Menuhin Competition, Pablo Sarasate International Violin Competition, Montreal International Musical Competition, XV Tchaikovsky Violin Competition in Moscow (2015) and I Viktor Tretyakov International Violin Competition in Krasnoyarsk (2018).

By far, Tsu Weiling is the only Chinese violinist who has frequently served at most of the highest level international competitions. As a soloist, Tsu Weiling has also been performing on stages with both domestic and international orchestras including Radio Symphony Orchestras of Koeln, Sweden, Budapest and Berlin; she has also been performing with Symphony Orchestras of the New York City, Hanover, Singapore, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Philharmonic Orchestras of China and Hong Kong, London Chamber Orchestra, the Cannes National Orchestra and China National Symphony Orchestra.

In 2009 she created the China Trio ensemble.

As an educator, Tsu Weiling organized and attended master classes and seminars in the United States, Italy, Argentina, Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan and throughout China. Her students won many prizes and gained great reputation in the international competitions.

Tsu Weiling’s 20th anniversary of teaching concert was successfully held at the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra Concert Hall on March 8th, 2021.

Emeritus Professor of Hong Kong Chinese University (Shenzhen) Conservatory, Professor and Doctor’s program advisor of Central Conservatory in Beijing and Shanghai Conservatory of Music.

Vice President of Convocation for the Founding of the String Music Society of China Musicians' Association and China Federation of Chamber Musician.

The Co-Chairman of the Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition as well as Chairman of Violin Jury Harbin International Music Competition.
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