Praised by the New York Times for her "consistent strong" and "smooth and full" horn playing, Wei-Ping Chou was the first and only horn player in The Juilliard School history ever to be awarded the Artist Diploma to this day. A native of Taoyuan, Taiwan, she began playing the horn at the age of nine and continued her study at Idyllwild Arts Academy under Kurt Snyder. She received her Bachelor degree from the Manhattan School of Music with Jerome Ashby, and her masters of music from the Juilliard School under the tutelage of Juile Landsman.
Prior to her return to New York in 2011, she was acting assistant principal horn for the San Diego Symphony from 2007-2011. As an active freelancer in New York City, she performed regularly with orchestras and chamber groups, such as Orchestra Of The St Luke's, American Symphony Orchestra, The Knights, The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Wind Soloists of New York, The Metropolis Ensemble, and Genghis Barbie. She can be heard in their newest album "Amp It Up". As a chamber musician, she spent many of her summers at the Marlboro Music Festival as well as "Musicians from Marlboro" tours.
Wei-ping currently holds the 4th horn position with the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra/Washington National Opera Orchestra. When not playing the horn, Wei-Ping enjoys cooking, baking, crafting, and last but definitely not the least, flying trapeze!
All parents are welcome to attend one of the recitals, as follows:
9:45-10:15am in the 3rd Floor Theatre (also attended by Primary students)
2:15-2:45pm in the 3rd Floor Theatre (also attended by Secondary students)
Please contact Mr. Scott McMcCall by email to let him know which performance you will attend and how many people will be coming, so that we can ensure there is a sufficient seating set-up.
We are looking forward to seeing you there!