Chinese violinist Weiru Sheng, is a soloist, chamber musician, teacher. She graduated with a master degree in violin performance at the Schwob School of Music, Columbus State University under the tutelage of Professor Sergiu Schwartz, The William B. and Sue Marie Turner Distinguished Faculty Chair in Music.
Recently, Weiru was named the second prize of the 2017 Regional (Southern) MTNA Artist String Division and second prize of 2017 LaGrange Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition. Other rewards include Winner -2016 Georgia MTNA Artist String Division 2015 Atlanta Music Club Scholarship Competition, 2nd prize – 2015 Georgia MTNA Artist String Division, Winner – 2014 Georgia MTNA Artist String Division, Winner – Schwob School of Music Concerto Competition in 2013 with the Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 2. In 2012, Weiru was accepted by the Shanghai Conservatory School of Music. She has also won numerous competitions in China including 1st prize – Instrumental Competition of the Art Festival for middle and high school in the Zhejiang province, 1st prize – National Chamber Ensemble Competition in the Art Festival for middle and elementary school.
Weirus’ orchestral experience has included principal violinist of Columbus State Orchestra, Albany Symphony Orchestra, Lagrange Symphony Orchestra, and has been a member of the first violin section of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra in Columbus Georgia since her freshman year.
Along with guitarist Erdong Li, an MM graduated student at the Schwob School of Music, Weiru formed the W.E. duo. After winning the Southern Guitar Competition in the duo round in 2016, they went on tour across China with 14 concerts.
Her major teachers include Sergiu Schwartz, Xinzhi Chen and Meixian Lou. She has also participated in masterclasses of Siqing Lu, Vera Tsu Weiling, Zhinuo Ding, and Emmanuel Borok.