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Vera Tsu Weiling

Renowned Violinist and Educator


Professor at the Conservatory of the Chinese University Shenzhen


Vice President for String Music at the Shanghai Conservatory


Co-Chair of the International Isaac Stern Violin Competition in Shanghai


Jury Member at world-famous competitions such as the Queen Elizabeth Competition in Belgium, the Wieniawski Violin Competition in Poznan, and the Menuhin Competition.

Vera Tsu Weiling


Vera Tsu Weiling Vera Tsu Weiling, renowned violinist and educator, Tenued Professor of Hong Kong Chinese University (Shenzhen) Conservatory, Professor and Doctor s program advisor of Shanghai Conservatory of Music, Vice President of Convocation for the Founding of the String Music Society of China Musicians' Association and China Federation of Chamber Musician, the Co-Chairman of the Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition as well as Chairman of Violin Jury Harbin International Music Competition. Tsu has been invited to sit on the jury of many prestigious competitions worldwide including the Queen Elizabeth Competition of Belgium (in 2009 and 2012), Henryk Wieniawski Violin Competition Poznan (in 2011 and 2016), Menuhin Competition, Pablo Sarasate International Violin Competition, Khachaturian international violin competition2024. Montreal International Musical Competition and the remarkable XV Tchaikovsky Violin Competition Moscow in 2015. By far, Tsu is the only Chinese violinist who has frequently served at most of the highest level international competitions.


As an educator, Tsu organized and attended Master Classes and seminars in the United States, Japan, Italy, Argentina, Taiwan, Hong Kong and throughout China. Her students won many prizes and gained great reputation in the international competitions.

As a soloist, Tsu has also been performing on stages with both domestic and international orchestras including WDR Sinfonieorchester Koeln, the New York City Symphony, the Orchestra de Cannes, the Budapest Radio Orchestra, the Hong Kong Philharmonic, the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, China National Symphony Orchestra, Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra, China Philharmonic Orchestra and the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra. Tsu s 20th anniversary of teaching concert was successfully held at the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra Concert Hall on March 8th, 2021.


Born in Shanghai, Tsu got in the Central Conservatory in Beijing in 1977. During the distinguished international violin master Isaac Stern s the first visit to China in 1979, as a sophomore, Tsu performed for Mr. Stern and was featured in the overwhelming Oscar-winning documentary From Mao to Mozart: Isaac Stern in China. Vera Tsu Weiling went to the USA in 1980, where she continued her study with Dorothy DeLay and Rafael Bronstein, who was then the only living disciple of violin ancestor Leopold Auer. She graduated from the Juilliard School and Manhattan School of Music with Master Degrees.


Tsu was the First Associated Concertmaster of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra from 1993 to 2000. Since Tsu was back in China in 2000, she has been active in the front line of performance and education.

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