Mann-Wen Lo, Violin (AMF Artist)
String - Regular Program
Timezone: New York, NY (GMT-5)
Language: English, Chinese
- Doctor of Musical Arts - University of Southern California Thornton School of Music with Outstanding Achievement Award
- Frequent guest artist to perform at music festivals and concert series throughout the US, France, Taiwan, and Japan
- Performs with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, the Pasadena Symphony and the American Contemporary Ballet
Violinist Mann-Wen Lo has performed extensively throughout the world in the most prestigious venues as a soloist and chamber musician. Her solo debut came at age 10, performing Mozart’s violin concerto No. 2 with the Academy of Taiwan Strings in the National Concert Hall in Taipei. Since then, she has been a recurring artist to perform at Carnegie Hall, Jordan Hall, Alice Tully Hall, and Walt Disney Hall, among others. Featured on radio and TV broadcasts in the United States, Taiwan, Japan and France, Ms. Lo has gained recognition at numerous competitions and auditions. She is the first prize winner of the 2020 USC Solo Bach Competition and a recipient of Taiwan Council for Cultural Affairs Sponsorship. As a chamber musician, Ms. Lo has been awarded the grand prize of the International Chamber Music Ensemble Competition, and is a winner of the Beverly Hills National Audition and the Oneppo Chamber Music Competition. Ms. Lo received the strings department outstanding achievement award, upon her completion of Doctor of Musical Arts at USC Thornton School of Music.
Chamber music is at the core of Ms. Lo’s musical passion. She has collaborated in concerts with members of some of the world’s best string quartets including the Juilliard String Quartet, the Cleveland Quartet, and the Takacs Quartet. She has also performed with concertmasters of New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, San Diego Symphony, Orchestre National de Lyon, and Danish Chamber Orchestra. Ms. Lo has been invited as a guest artist at Camera Lucida in San Diego, Sunset MusicFest, and Hawaii Chamber Music Festival, among others.
Ms. Lo has participated in music festivals including Yellow Barn, Menuhin Festival, Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, and Saito Kinen Festival. In 2015, her string quartet was chosen as the American representative to perform at the Franco-American Chamber Music Festival.
Ms. Lo performs frequently with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and the Pasadena Symphony. She also collaborates with the directors at the American Contemporary Ballet as a soloist and in a chamber ensemble. She has been invited to perform as a guest concertmaster at the Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra and the Pasadena Opera. Ms. Lo is a member of Delirium Musicum, a conductor-less chamber ensemble based in Los Angeles. The ensemble was recently awarded the San Francisco Classical Voice's Audience Choice Award in the category "Best Early Music/Baroque Performance" in 2020.
In addition to western classical music, Ms. Lo also enjoys jazz and bluegrass; she has performed with the Grammy Award-winning banjo player Béla Fleck, and is a member of the Kaleidoscope Trio – an innovative ensemble with violin, clarinet and guitar. The trio performs various genres from western classical music to jazz, Klezmer and pop.
Ms. Lo received her Bachelor of Music from the New England Conservatory, her Master of Music from the Yale School of Music, and her Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music. Ms. Lo has an academic minor in music teaching and learning, and elective fields in instrumental conducting and jazz studies.
Ms. Lo plays on a 1925 Guiseppe Friorini violin on generous loan from the Chi Mei Culture Foundation in Taiwan.