New York City based violist Jiawei Yan maintains an active career as an orchestral, chamber, and freelance musician. Yan currently holds a section position in the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, she has also served as principal of the Verbier (Switzerland) and Lake George (New York) Music Festival Orchestras and PRISMA Academy Orchestra (Canada.) She has also been a member of the Pacific Music Festival Orchestra (Japan) and the National Repertory Orchestra (Colorado.) She is also invited to play with Orchestra of St. Luke, Washington Heights Chamber Orchestra (New York), Bravura Philharmonic, Montclair Orchestra and Symphony in C (New Jersey) New World Symphony (Miami.) Jiawei has performed under the batons of conductors such as Valery Gergiev, Gerard Schwarz, Fabio Luisi, Manfred Honeck, James Judd, John Nelson, Osmo Vänskä, Jeffery Kahane, and Carl St Clair. Venues of her performances include Alice Tully Hall and David Geffen Hall in Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall and Richard B. Fisher Center Sosnoff Theatre (New York), Mariinsky Theatre (St. Petersburg), Polish National Concert Hall (Warsaw), Konzerthaus (Berlin), Wiener Konzerthaus (Vienna), Rudolfinum (Prague), Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall (Taipei), China National Centre for the Performing Arts (Beijing) and Grand Opera House (Shanghai). Jiawei holds a master’s degree in viola performance from The Juilliard School, a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Bard College, and artist diplomas from Mannes School of Music and New York University. She has served as adjunct faculty in violin/viola studio instruction at NYU, viola orchestral coach at Mannes Prep and Chamber music coach at Thurnauer School of Music in New Jersey.