Wei Denton

Wei D.

Glenview, IL
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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Good habits and an excellent attitude make great cellists. It doesn't hurt to love music too. I love music and I love to share my passion with my students.

Having a teacher who is an experienced performer is an important quality in a teacher. I am a professional classical musician currently working as a freelance cellist in the Chicago area. I play with Chicago Philharmonic, the Northbrook Symphony, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, and the Northwest Indiana Symphony, among others. Before coming to Chicago I played for 13 seasons with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra.

I have taught privately for over 10 years including 2 years in Paris. My teaching is a reflection of my teacher, Phillippe Muller. I studied with Msr. Muller while studying at the Paris Conservatory. Msr. Muller is currently a Professor of Cello at the Manhattan School of Music in New York City.

About Wei D.

Even though I have been teaching and performing on the cello for most of my life, it's not all there is to who I am. I am a chef (almost--12 weeks to go), a mom, a wife. I have a cute little Tibetan Terrier that loves visitors. My husband and I love hiking in beautiful places.

Studying with me will be fun but it will also be challenging. I believe that being able to make music with your own two hands is worth the effort.

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Michael

Wei , is an excellent teacher,
She gave me really helpful practical suggestions and tips how to practice my bowing technique and it greatly improved my tone and made it easier to play and more fun too !
Thank you Wei ,you are a fantastic teacher!!

Posted May 20, 2019

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Experience

Section Cellist
Sep 2017 - Present

Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra

Substitute Musician
Mar 2017 - Present

Lyric Opera of Chicago

Section Cellist
Sep 2015 - Present

Northbrook Symphony Orchestra

Section Cellist
Sep 2014 - Present

Chicago Philharmonic Orchestra

Section Cellist
Sep 2000 - Jun 2013

Alabama Symphony Orchestra

Principal Cello
Sep 1998 - Jun 2000

Orchestre International de Paris

Education

Artist Diploma
Sep 1996 - Jun 1997

Paris Conservatory of Music

First Prize Diploma, Music Analysis
Sep 1994 - Jun 1996

National Superior Conservatory of Music, Paris

First Prize Diploma in Chamber Music and Cello Performance
Sep 1989 - Jun 1994

Paris Conservatory of Music

Artist Diploma
Sep 1981 - Jun 1988

Central Conservatory of Music, Beijing China

Languages

English

Professional Proficiency

French

Professional Proficiency

Mandarin

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Winner
Jun 1991

Douai International Cello Competition, Douai France

First Prize
Jun 1985

First National Cello Competition of China, Beijing

Affiliations

American Federation of Musicians
Sep 2000
A labor union representing professional musicians in the United States and Canada. Founding in 1896 as the successor to the "National League of Musicians," the AFM is the largest organization in the world representing the interests of professional musicians.

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