Weiqiao Wu

Violin

Hometown: Shenyang, China
Alma maters: Central Conservatory of Music, China; The Boston Conservatory
Awards/Competitions: 1st Prize, 2015 Boston Conservatory String Competition; 1st Place, 2014 Boston Conservatory Chamber Horner Competition
Appearances: Tanglewood Music Center, 2017; National Orchestra Institute, 2014; Heifetz International Musik Institute, 2013; Music master course Japan, 2015; Prague Summer Night Music Festival, 2016; Chichibu International Music Festival, 2013; Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, 2013–16; Indian Hill Orchestra, 2015–17
Musical origins: I started playing violin at the age of 6.
What inspired you to audition for TŌN?: I found out about TŌN while searching for orchestra programs online and thought it was awesome that they perform in blue!
Favorite piece to play: Chausson’s Poème
Favorite obscure piece: Peter Maxwell Davies’ Eight Songs for a Mad King
Favorite composer fact: J.S. Bach was overshadowed by his son J.C. Bach.
Which composer would have had the best social media: Prokofiev because he was so sassy
Favorite fact about your instrument: It’s simply gorgeous.
The thing most people don’t know about classical music is: Even classical musicians sometimes fall asleep in classical concert.
Favorite non-classical musician or band: Beyoncé
Best song to have on repeat: Tori Kelly’s Paper Hearts
What recording would you take to a deserted island: Bach’s Chaconne 
Favorite non-musical hobby or activity: Acrylic painting
Favorite book: The Little Prince
Favorite painting: Munch’s The Scream
Piece of advice for a young classical musician: The sound may come out from your instrument, but music only comes from your heart.
Time travel destination: I want to see the world 500 years from now

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