Violinist Wei Tan holds Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the Manhattan School of Music, where she studied under the tutelage of Stanley Bednar. She has also studied with Joey Corpus, as well as Weigang Li of the Shanghai String Quartet. As a soloist and chamber musician, Ms. Tan has performed regularly in the United States, China, Norway, Iceland, and Austria. She made her New York debut at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in 2002.
Born into a family of musicians in Shanghai, Ms. Tan began her violin studies at the age of three. At age thirteen, she made her public debut in a live concert performing Lalo Symphonie Espagnole as soloist on the Shanghai Radio Station. For more than a decade, Ms. Tan has earned numerous awards, beginning as a grant recipient of the Music for the World Foundation and the Blue Ridge Foundation, and continuing as a winner of the Lillian Fuchs Chamber Music Competition and as a Special Award winner of the 2001-2002 Artists International Presentation Series.
Ms. Tan’s solo and chamber music performances have been broadcast on WQXR, the Hong Kong Radio Station, and the Shanghai Classical Music Television network. Currently, she is on the faculty of the Westport School of Music in Connecticut.
As the co-founder of the New York International Artists Association, Ms. Tan serves as the Artistic Director of the organization.