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LI-WEI QIN

Li-Wei Qin is one of the most renowned Chinese cellists of his generation. After achieving great success at the eleventh Tchaikovsky International Competition where he was awarded the Silver Medal, Qin has since won First Prize in the prestigious 2001 Naumburg Competition in New York.

Two times soloist at the BBC Proms in London’s Royal Albert Hall, Qin has performed with many of the world’s great orchestras including the BBC orchestras, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the London Philharmonic, the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, the ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Prague Symphony, the Hong Kong Philharmonic and the Sydney Symphony, among many others.

Leading conductors with whom he has worked include Vladimir Ashkenazy, Sir Andrew Davis, Marek Janowski, Jaap van Zweden, Jiří Bělohlávek, Yu Long, Lü Jia, Machello Viotti and Yehudi Menuhin. In recital and chamber music, Qin has appeared at several festivals collaborating with musicians such as Daniel Hope, Nabuko Imai, Mischa Maisky, David Finckel and Peter Frankel, to name a few.

Qin plays a 1780 Joseph Guadagnini cello, generously loaned by Dr and Mrs Wilson Goh. Li-Wei Qin is currently a professor of cello at the YST Conservatorium, National University of Singapore.

Role: Classical Artist 
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