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Empowering Students Through the Joy of Music, Arts and Education

WENTING BIAN

Violin

Wenting Bian, a professional violinist and experienced violin instructor. She started her violin journey in China at age of 5 years old. She had over 20 years stage performance experience and 7 years teaching all-age students in both private and group settings.

As a performer, she received numerous awards, honors and scholarships. She was the first prize winner for China National Youth Competition in 2010, 2012 and 2014. She held her first solo recital in the city of Nanjing in 2015. In the field of orchestra playing, she was the concertmistress of Nanjing No.1 High School Symphony Orchestra which had performed in Korea, Singapore, Australia and Europe. She was also the concertmistress of California Baptist University Symphony Orchestra and a frequent substitute of Corona Symphony. She attended Texas Music Festival with full scholarship in 2019 and Northwesten Summer Violin Institute in 2020.

Wenting received her Master Degree in Violin Performance at Northwestern University, under the direction of Blair Milton, a member of Chicago Symphony Orchestra. She completed her Bachelor’s Degrees in Music Education and Violin Performance at California Baptist University in 2019. She has performed in master classes for Ilya Kaler, Kathleen Winkler, Ian Swenson and I-Hao Lee.

She had generated considerable interest in teaching music since high school. Before coming to the United States, she worked as both the violin instructor and chamber coach in “Xianzhimeng” Chamber Orchestra which consisted of over 80 students. Later in her teaching career, she worked as a violin instructor in Riverside Harmony Project. Throughout her time at Northwestern University, she was the teaching assistant for Piano Trio class and Northwestern Music Academy. She had prepared her students with numerous school performances, auditions and competitions.

As a music educator, Wenting believes music is a tool to provide a pathway for connections and deeper understanding to this world. Her goal is to help students to develop a lifelong appreciation for music. In her lessons, she always interact with her students positively, at the same time, she appropriately challenges and encourages her students to do more high-order thinking while meeting the standard. She also incorporates music theory and history as her teaching contents in order to let students learn and enjoy music. Thus, her students not only progress very quickly on violin playing, but also develop remarkable musicality and knowledge in classical music.