Lily Wei Ye

Assistant Artistic Director/ Violin Professor

Lily Wei Ye was born in Phoenix, Arizona. She is the daughter of Mei Mei Wei, a renowned violinist. She was introduced to the violin when she was six years old. In 2008, Lily moved to Shanghai and attended Concordia International School Shanghai, graduating in 2013. She participated in Concordia's APAC string festivals and became one of the soloists in her senior year.
Lily attended the Meadowmount School of Music in Westport, New York during the summers of 2012 to 2015. She won first prize in the Hong Kong International Youth Music Competition in 2015. In the same year, she placed second at the 19th International Violin Competition in Bari, Italy. In 2016, Lily attended the New York International Music Competition and Festival in Taiwan and received Gold.
Lily also attended the Aspen Music Festival in the summer of 2017 and studied with Cornelia Heard and Naoko Tanaka. She graduated with her Bachelor's Degree from the New School's Mannes College of Music. Lily recently received her Dual Master's Degree both in Classical Violin Performance and in Music Education at the Manhattan School of Music and Columbia University’s Teacher College respectively. She has played in the Lincoln Center and made her solo debut at Carnegie Hall in 2019. She has performed solo recitals at the UN Headquarters in NYC, The Shanghai Oriental Arts Center, and Shanghai Poly Grand Theatre since then. As a soloist, she also toured in Boston, New Orleans, North Carolina, and other cities in the U.S as well as South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Japan, and other countries in Asia. Early 2020, She was invited to play as a soloist with the New York Chamber Players Orchestra at the Cary Hall of DiMenna Center in Manhattan.

Currently, she is the Music Teacher of The Siena School in Maryland. Lily is also as Assistant Artistic-Director of the Manhattan International Music Festival
where she teaches and plays both solo and chamber music with world-class musicians.