Chinese-American violinist Wei He won numerous awards in his native China before coming to the United States. He played with the San Francisco Symphony for two seasons and was a founding member of the award-winning New China Trio, top prize winner of the Yellow Springs Chamber Music Competition and Carmel Chamber Music Competition in 1996. He gives regular solo recitals and master classes at conservatories and festivals both in the United States and Asia. He is also an active chamber musician, playing with artists and ensembles across the United States and abroad. Passionate about teaching, He was approached by his mentor Camilla Wicks to become her teaching assistant upon his graduation from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music in 1998. The following year, he joined the Conservatory’s collegiate faculty. He is a faculty artist at Icicle Creek Chamber Music Festival in Washington and former artistic director of The Crowden School in Berkeley. His major teachers include Wen Yuan Chen, Eugene Gratovich and Camilla Wicks. He lives in the Bay Area with his wife, Ming, and their dog, Pingping.