William Ching-Yi Wei
Chinese Taipei, °1994
VIOLIN 2015 : Laureate
After training in his homeland, William Ching-Yi Wei went on in 2012 to studies, in which he is still engaged, at the Juilliard School in New York, under Kang Hyo and Lee I-Hao. In 2012, he won the Taiwan National Competition; he went on to win the Thomas and Evon Cooper International Competition in Cleveland in 2013, which gave him an opportunity to perform with the Cleveland Orchestra at Severance Hall. He also won First Prize in the Concerto Competition organised by the Juilliard School. A keen chamber musician, he has taken part in the New York Symphony Chamber Music Program and has also performed in string quartets at Carnegie Hall (New York).

Instrument : Giovanni Battista Guadagnini (1785), loaned by the Chi Mei Culture Foundation


Yu-Wen Chen (2008-2012)
Hyo Kang (2012-now)
I-Hao Lee (2012-now)


Taiwan Tainan National Girls School (2010-2012)
The Juilliard School Pre-College (2012-2014)
The Juilliard School (2014-now)
Final 2015: William Ching-Yi Wei
Semi-final 2015: William Ching-Yi Wei - recital
Semi-final 2015: William Ching-Yi Wei - concerto
Final (25/05/2015)
Michael Jarrell ...aussi peu que les nuages...
Dmitry Shostakovich Concerto n. 1 in A minor op. 77
William Ching-Yi Wei, violin
National Orchestra of Belgium, dir. Marin Alsop

Récital (14/05/2015)

Vykintas Baltakas Recitativo
Eugène Ysaÿe Sonata in E minor op. 27/4
Leos Janácek Sonata for violin and piano
Franz Waxman Fantaisie sur des thèmes de Carmen
William Ching-Yi Wei, violin
Takashi Sato, pianist accompanist

Concerto (11/05/2015)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Concerto n. 4 in D major KV 218
William Ching-Yi Wei, violin
Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie, dir. Paul Meyer
First round (04/05/2015)
Franz Schubert Grand duo in A major D 574
Johann Sebastian Bach Sonata n. 1 in G minor BWV 1001
Nicolò Paganini Caprice n. 11 in C major
William Ching-Yi Wei, violin
Takashi Sato, pianist accompanist
Relive the performances of Violin 2024
The Competition's CD's
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