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 Leichtenstein Palace (Czech Republic). His professional appearances over two-plus decades have been with the Elegie String Quartet, Monarch String Quartet, and numerous orchestras throughout Southern California. He recently concluded a fifteen-year tenure as Music Director of the Community Youth Orchestra of Southern California, and along with a move in 2020 to the US east coast, is now the Director of Orchestras at Choate Rosemary Hall in Connecticut where he also teaches Chamber Music and Music History, and co-directs the Summer Music Festival with his partner Chika.
Gene's 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.
In addition to his work in music performance and education, Gene is an Information Technology Consultant, has taught AP Computer Science since 2008, and previously worked in the industry as a software developer, technical writer, and systems builder.