Wei, Yun

WEI, Yun

BiographyCompetitor Program

Born in 1994, Yun Wei started her study of piano at the age of 6 in Hunan China. She graduated from the attached middle school and high school of the Wuhan Conservatory of Music. During that time, Yun studied with Man Wu, Xiao-feng Zheng and Chu-fang Huang. Now she is a senior at The Juilliard School studying with Robert McDonald.

During her years in Wuhan Conservatory of Music, Yun participated in the Second National KAWAI Piano Competition and won the first place in the Group of Adolescent Professionals. In August 2007, she won Third Place in the “Pan-Pacific Piano Competition & Sino-U.S. Youth Summer Camp” sponsored by the Sino-American Culture Association. In October 2007, she won the First Place in the Helen Cup Fourth Chinese Pieces Piano Competition. In May 2009, she was the First Prize winner of the Ameri-China International Music Foundation 2009 First Annual Elite Audition. In the summer of 2010, she won the Piano Texas concerto competition. In 2011, she was the winner of the Ensemble 212 Young Artist Competition. In 2012, she was the prize winner of the Kosciuszko Chopin Competition. She has played in places such as Paul Hall at the Juilliard School, Merkin Hall, and Carneigie Weill Hall.

YUN WEI  
PRELIMINARY ROUND ONE:  
Franz Joseph Haydn Sonata in A-flat Major, Hob. XVI:43
  Moderato
  Minuetto I, II
  Rondo – Presto
Johannes Brahms Seven Fantasies, op. 116
PRELIMINARY ROUND TWO  
Johann Sebastian Bach              Partita No. 4 in D Major, BWV 828
Sergei Rachmaninoff Sonata No. 2 in B-flat Minor, op. 36
  Allegro agitato
  Non Allegro
  Allegro molto
Semi-Final ROUND  
Karol Szymanowski Variations in B-flat Minor, op. 3
Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata No. 29 in B-flat Major, op. 106
  Allegro
  Scherzo – Assai vivace
  Adagio sostenuto
  Largo – Allegro risoluto
FINAL ROUND  
Sergei Rachmaninoff Concerto No. 3 in D Minor, op. 30