Louis Wei, 17, is a Grade 12 Honor Roll student at St. Georges. Having started playing the piano at the age of 5, Louis has studied with numerous teachers, including Henri-Paul Sicsic, Lee Kum Sing, Fafan Xiao, Eugene Skovorodnikov, and is currently studying with pianist Ian Parker. Louis has competed in many piano competitions, including Kiwanis, BCRMTA and Richmond and has received many first places, trophies and scholarships. Louis Wei has been performing all across the globe, including in 2009 in Haining, China where he was asked to play a solo performance by the Haining Musicians Association, and in 2011, when he performed at Harvard University for the annual Asian and International Relations Conference. Louis has also held a solo recital at the Gateway Theatre in Richmond in 2011, and in 2012, he performed with the New Westminster Symphony Orchestra at the University of British Columbia. During the summer of 2012, he attended Aspen Music Festival and School where he further developed his technique and musicianship with Yoheved Kaplinsky. In May of 2013, Louis played as a guest soloist with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra after having won the Burnaby Clef Concerto Competition, and in July, Louis held a charity piano concert with the members of the Vancouver Youth Pianist Club, giving a total of $3010 to BC Children’s Hospital. Louis also had another charity concert in Haining, China, donating a grand total of RMB 50,000 to the local orphanage for instruments and music lessons, and also gave masterclasses to students in Haining and Hangzhou. On September 29th, 2013, Louis played a solo concert for the 5th Chinese Cultural Festival in Vancouver. Louis, along with the VYPC, also organized a charity concert, in which over $6000 was donated to the needy in Szechuan, China. In 2014, Louis also played Yellow River Concerto as a guest soloist for the 6th Chinese Cultural Festival in Vancouver. Louis also participates in orchestral and band music, being one of the bassoonists for the Vancouver Youth Symphonic Orchestra as well as in the St. George’s Senior Band and St. George’s Honour Wind Ensemble. Louis is a Young Steinway Artist.

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