Bachelor of Arts in Music - Oberlin Conservatory
Master of Music in Piano Performance - Cleveland Institute of
Weiwen Ma was born in Shanghai, China, took her
first piano lesson at the age of five. She performed as a child
numerous concerts in the Shanghai Concert Hall and the Shanghai
Grand Great Theater Hall in China. In 2007 she received the Janet
& William Schwartz Scholarship Award from Mannes College New
School for Music.
Weiwen won the Cleveland Institute of Music Concerto Piano
Competition performing with the CIM orchestra in February 2009, and
won the third prize at the First Chinese International Piano
competition and performed at the Town Hall in Manhattan, New York.
Most recently, she took first place at the Bradshaw and Buono
International Piano Competition in Manhattan, New York, which
resulted in a Carnegie Hall performance in May of 2009.
Weiwen studied with Robert Shannon at the Oberlin Conservatory
of Music where she obtained the Bachelor degree and is currently
studying with Antonio Pompa-Baldi at the Cleveland Institute of
Music where she gained her Master degree in 2010. She participated
in many master classes with internationally acclaimed artist such
as Emanuel Krosofsky, Russell Sherman, Fu Tsong, and Vladimir