Wei-An Hung

Cello Instructor

Taiwanese cellist Wei-An Hung began her musical studies at the age of seven. Since then, her dream has always been to be a musician. As a well-rounded cellist, she enjoys performing actively as a soloist, a chamber musician, an orchestral musician, and a teacher.

As a soloist, Wei-An has performed concerti with a variety of orchestras. Highlights include Prokofiev’s Sinfonia Concertante for Cello and Orchestra with Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra, Dvorak Cello Concerto with Inland Valley Symphony Orchestra, and Shostakovich Cello Concerto with Idyllwild Arts Academy Orchestra. She has also held numerous recitals in Taiwan, China, the United States, and Canada. In addition, Wei-An has won several top prizes and awards, such as the Gold Medal and Agnew Bach Prize winner of the 2017 Cleveland Cello Society Scholarship Competition, Third Prize in the 2017 Tuesday Musical Scholarship Competition (TMSC), First Prize in the 2018 Arden J. Yockey Scholarship for strings, winner of 2018 CIM Concerto Competition.

Being a passionate chamber musician, Wei-An has been invited to participate in prestigious music festivals such as Yellow Barn Music Festival, Taos Chamber Music Festival, Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival, Kent Blossom Chamber Music Festival, Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival, and Aspen Music Festival. She has also collaborated with well-known musicians, such as Jaime Laredo, Philip Setzer, Lawrence Dutton, Alan Kay, Gina Cuffari, Sharon Robinson, Jinjoo Cho, and Franklin Cohen.

As an orchestral musician, Wei-An played in the Akron Symphony Orchestra and Canton Symphony Orchestra and performed with them regularly from 2017 to 2019. She has also been invited to participate twice in the New York String Orchestra Seminar conducted by Jaime Laredo. Performances in 2016 in Carnegie Hall included works by Mozart, Prokofiev, and Mendelssohn. In 2018, she served as Principal cello performing Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4 with Yefim Bronfman and Brahms Violin Concerto with Joshua Bell.

With more than ten years of teaching experience, Wei-An is an animated music educator who has taught students of all ages and skill levels. She has helped students achieve perfect scores in the New York State School Music Association Exams across all levels. Additionally, Wei-An served as a teaching assistant at Stony Brook University, where she passed down her knowledge and passion for music to undergraduate cello students. Wei-An believes strongly in the power of music education to bring happiness and love to communities. Through her teaching, Wei-An strives to cultivate a lifelong passion for music in her students, nurturing their artistic talents and their capacity for empathy and understanding.