GENE WIE appears internationally as a conductor, chamber musician, and educator, dividing his time equally between the classroom and concert stage. His performances on violin, viola, clarinet, and saxophone have taken him across the United States, Canada, Europe, and the South Pacific, into major venues like the Sydney Opera House (Australia), the Moulin d'Ande (France), Salzburg Mozartaeum (Austria), and Prague Leichteinstein Palace (Czech Republic). He is Music Director of the Community Youth Orchestra of Southern California, Artistic Director of Summer Chamber Music, Co-Founder of the String4tet Initiative, and Director of the Orchestra and Chamber Music Program at St. Margaret's Episcopal School in San Juan Capistrano, CA, USA. His professional appearances in the last two decades have been with the Elegie String Quartet, Monarch String Quartet, and with numerous Southern California orchestras.
His violin and viola studies have been with William Fitzpatrick, Haroutune Bedelian, William Kennedy, Hong Cheng, and Lori Franke, and chamber music with Yoko Matsuda, Robert Becker, Nina Scolnik, Margaret Parkins, Peter Marsh, and members of the Blaeu and Miro String Quartets.
I teach violin, viola, and chamber music students of all ages and ability levels, in partnership with my wife Chika, who is a SAA Registered Suzuki teacher.