Wei He, CEO and Artistic Director of The Tianjin Juilliard School
I became CEO of The Tianjin Juilliard School in July 2022 and am also the artistic director of Juilliard’s campus in Tianjin —the first China-US joint venture performing arts school in China. I joined the Tianjin Juilliard administration in 2017 as the inaugural artistic director and dean, where I was responsible for recruiting world-class resident faculty and establishing the highest artistic standard while overseeing all academic and performance activities at Tianjin Juilliard.
An active violinist, I have performed with many renowned artists and ensembles, including members of Juilliard, Concord, Shanghai String Quartet; Francesco Piano Trio; and San Francisco Symphony, among others. These performances have taken me to some of the most prestigious concert venues throughout the world, including Carnegie Hall in New York; Kennedy Center in Washington D. C.; Royal Albert Hall in London; The Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam; Seoul Arts Center in Korea; and National Center for Performing Arts in Beijing among others. Prior to joining Tianjin Juilliard, I taught at San Francisco Conservatory of Music as professor of violin for 17 years and also served as Chair of the Strings Department.