Wu Wei

Wu Wei, sheng virtuoso, as Solist has performed with such leading orchestras and ensembles as the Berlin and Los Angeles Philharmonics, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Royal Stockholm Phil. Orchestra, Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, Ensemble intercontemporain, Ensemble Modern, with such conductors as Kent Nagano, Gustavo Dudamel, Myung Whun Chung, Jaap van Zweden, Marin Alsop, Ilan Volkov, Susanna Malkki, Markus Stenz and Matthias Pintscher.
He has given world premieres of 400 works, 20 concertos for sheng and orchestra by composers John Cage, Unsuk Chin, Jukka Tiensuu, Toshio Hosokawa etc. He is a winner of the German music competition Musica Vitale, German Global Root, German Record Critics Award and the Edinburgh International Festival’s Herald Angels prize, the best soloist at the Chinese Music Awards 2017.
He has recorded for Deutsche Grammophon, Sony, Harmonia Mundi and Wergo. His recording Unsuk Chin: 3 Concertos (Deutsche Grammophon) garnered the International Classical Music Award and BBC Music Magazine Award in 2015. With “his extraordinary virtuosity” (the Guardian) his performance was one of highlight by BBC Proms in 2014.

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©Elsa Thorp