Zhenwei Shi

Instrumental Focus

  • viola

Faculty Details

  • Does not teach privately

Zhenwei Shi was appointed principal violist of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in 2019 at age twenty-three. He received first prize in the 2010 International String Players Competition in Hong Kong and third prize in the 2014 Johansen International Young String Players Competition in the U.S.A. He was also awarded the Special Jury Prize from the 2016 XII Lionel Tertis Viola International Competition and the Regent’s Award from the Duchess of Gloucester of British Royalty and Royal Academy of Music. As a Drake Calleja Trust and ABRSM scholar in the U.K. since 2016, Mr. Shi has performed as a solo violist and chamber musician at prestigious venues such as Buckingham Palace, Wigmore Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Shanghai Concert Hall, and on the BBC’s In Tune broadcast. He is also a frequent guest player with the San Francisco Symphony and Chicago Symphony Orchestra since 2018. Since 2019 Mr. Shi has performed with the Georgian Chamber Players and was invited to be an artist-faculty member at the Aspen Music Festival and School in 2020.