Currently serving as the inaugural Artistic Director and Dean of The Tianjin Juilliard School, Wei He is an accomplished violinist, pedagogue and arts administrator.
Previously taught at San Francisco Conservatory of Music as professor of violin for 17 years and also served as chair of the Strings Department, Wei He has concertized at many world’s prestigious concert halls including Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, Davies Symphony Hall, Royal Albert Hall, Concertgebouw, Seoul Arts Center, National Center for Performing Arts in Beijing, and Shanghai Symphony Hall. He has also given master classes at many renowned conservatories including The Juilliard School, Shanghai Conservatory, Beijing’s Central Conservatory, Seoul National University, Taipei National University of the Arts, Hong Kong Academy for the Performing Arts and Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music in Singapore. Wei He has also served as a Fulbright Senior Specialist.
Born in Sichuan, China, Mr. He came to the U.S. for his undergraduate study at the University of Texas at Austin. Mr. He majored in Chamber Music for the graduate studies at San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and joined San Francisco Symphony as member of the first violin section upon graduation. Together with his wife, he relocated to China in 2017 to lead the development of Juilliard’s first global branch campus, The Tianjin Juilliard School. Wei He will start his new role as the CEO and Artistic Director of Tianjin Juilliard in the Fall of 2022.