Liuh-Wen Ting – Viola
A multi-faceted musician, Liuh-Wen Ting was a member of the award-winning Meridian String Quartet and a co-founder of Ensemble Meme, which debuted at Zankel Hall to critical acclaim. She has collaborated with artists across the spectrum, including the Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society, the Cassatt quartet, the Manhattan quartet, and most recently as a featured artist on several sold-out North American tours with the renowned Persian vocalist Shahram Nazeri. A proponent of contemporary music, she has been on the staff of the Composers Conference and Chamber Music Center at Wellesley College and now at Brandeis University since 1993. She made her debut at Merkin Hall with five commissioned pieces by emerging composers, each based on an element in I Ching. Her performance of Feldman’s “Viola in My Life IV” with the Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra was praised by Czech Music 2001 as “an extraordinary experience.” She has premiered and recorded many chamber and solo works for labels such as Naxos, Sony, Atlantic, Mode, Capstone, Albany, Pogus and Tzadik Records. Her festival appearances include the Prague Spring Music Festival, Ostrava Days in Czech Republic, the Warsaw Autumn Music Festival, Primavera en la Habana international electro-acoustic music festival in Cuba. Ms. Ting performs refularlyh with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, American Composers Orchestra, SEM ensemble, and the Berkshire Bach Ensemble. She was a faculty at the prep division of the Juilliard school for many years and presently teaches at the prep division of the Mannes School of Music.
July 14, 2021