Lin Wei

Fiolin, 2.periode
Lin Wei

Lin Wei was born in Guangzhou in 1964.  She grew up in Beijing, where her parents were both professors at the Central Conservatory of Music. 

 She began studying the violin with her father, Professor Lin Yao-Ji, at the age of seven, and the piano with her mother, Professor Hu Shi-Xi  at  the age of eight.  

 She commenced her formal music training at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing where she continued studying the violin with Lin Yao-Ji.  

In 1985 she received a scholarship from the city of London to study with Professor Yfrah Neaman at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London under the solo advanced study course, where she completed her studies in 1988.   

 Lin Wei has been a member of the Iceland Symphony Orchestra since 1988. During extended leaves of absence from the Iceland Symphony she has served as concert master of the Hong Kong Pan Asia Symphony Orchestra and played with The Baltimore Symphony and The Washington Chamber Symphony Orchestra in Washington DC.  She has appeared as a soloist and chamber musician with the Iceland Symphony orchestra and various ensembles in Europe, the United States and Asia.  

 Lin Wei has been a violin teacher at the Reykjavik College of Music, the Purcell School of Music in London, and the Yip Academy in Hong Kong.  She has been her father’s teaching assistant intermittently since 1996.

 Lin Wei is the founder and Chairman of the Lin Yao Ji Music Foundation of China, a nonprofit organization registered in Hong Kong (LYJMFC) . She also founded and Chairs the Harpa International Music Academy in Iceland.  In this capacity she has organized master classes and concerts at the National Center for Performing Art Beijing, Culture Center in Hong Kong and Harpa Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Center with internationally renowned musicians and rising young stars.

As the Chairman of LYJMFC, she also collaborated with the Menuhin International Violin Competition Beijing 2012 and China International Violin Competition.