Po-Wei Lai賴伯瑋, Violin/Conductor
Po-Wei Lai, a native of Taiwan, began his violin studies at the age of six. He has also studied piano, Chinese violin and Chinese viola. At the age of 11, he became a soloist with the Gwung-Fu Orchestra, and several orchestras, he also performed in many major cities around the world, such as Melbourne, Sydney in Australia, Toronto in Canada,he was a soloist with the Gwung-Fu Orchestra, and at the age of 14, he was a soloist with the Double-Ten Orchestra in Taichung, Taiwan. In the same year, he performed in Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center in New York, as a concertmaster with the Double-Ten Orchestra. Mr. Lai completed his undergraduate and graduate violin studies with merit scholarships at the Peabody Conservatory of Music at Johns Hopkins University, and has won first prize in various competitions, including the Taiwan National Competition and the String Competition of Niagara International Chamber Music Festival. Now he teaches violin at his own studio and conducts at BAYMS in San Jose.