Wei to Present Complete Beethoven Sonatas

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Muen Vanessa Wei
Muen Vanessa Wei

The Lee University School of Music will present Dr. Muen Vanessa Wei, piano, in a faculty recital on Monday, Sept. 18, at 7:30 p.m. in the Squires Recital Hall.  

Wei’s recital will be the first in a series of eight recitals titled “Complete Beethoven Piano Sonatas Concert Series,” which will showcase all 32 of Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas over the next six semesters. This performance will feature Sonatas Op. 2, No. 2; Op. 10, No. 2; Op. 57 “Appassionata;” and Op. 110.  

“Beethoven’s piano sonatas are considered the ‘New Testament’ in piano literature, so this is a very exciting and humbling experience for me,” said Wei.  

Wei joined Lee’s School of Music in 2021 as an assistant professor of piano and teaches courses such as applied piano, collaborative piano, and chamber music. Prior to Lee, she served as a guest professor at China West Normal University and piano faculty at New Tampa Piano and Pedagogy Academy. She has collaborated with many great musicians including Lynn Harrell, Ian Hobson, Peter Lloyd, and Joel Smirnoff. Wei also has a debut album titled “Im 3/4 Takt” that was considered “one of Centaur’s finest releases to date” by Fanfare.       

Wei earned a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a Master of Music from the Cleveland Institute of Music, and a Bachelor of Music from the China Conservatory of Music.    

The recital is free, non-ticketed, and open to the public. Livestream viewing will be available at   

For more information about the concert, contact the Lee University School of Music at [email protected] or call (423) 614-8240. 

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