Praised for her "impressive virtuoso and musical playing," American cellist SIFEI WEN is a versatile musician whose artistry is recognized by awards and audiences. She is experienced as recitalist, orchestra soloist, and chamber musician, who performed on the internationally televised program, the Hour of Power, as well as radio broadcasts on K. Mozart and in China. Her other major appearances with both chamber music and solo performance include concerts in the Festival de San Miguel de Allende in Mexico, with the Young Musicians Foundation Debut Orchestra, and the University of Southern California Thornton Symphony. Sifei's mature, expressive playing, and beautiful tone has led music authorities to praise her as "one of the most talented and promising cellists."
Miss Wen’s performances have gained her top prize in the area of competitions: USC Thornton School of Music Strings Concerto Competition, 25th Kingsville International Young Performers Competition for Bowed Instruments ( including the Rosemary Scales Violoncello Prize, the Senior Munguia Bach Prize for outstanding performance of an unaccompanied movement by J. S. Bach, the Senior Solo Contest for Bowed Instrument, the Senior Concerto Contest for Bowed Instrument, performance at the Festival de San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, and the Final Concerto Competition ), the 51th Young Musicians Foundation Debut Concerto Competition ( Senior ), the National Debut Concerto Competition, the Torrance Symphony Young Artists Concerto Competition ( Senior ), the National American String Teachers Association Solo Competition ( Junior ), the Music Teachers' Association of California sponsored VOCE Solo State Competition ( Senior and Intermediate Strings ), the 4th National Violoncello Competition in China, the Concerto Competitions of the Peninsula Symphony, the Culver City-Marina del Rey, Westchester Symphony (Intermediate), the Brentwood-Westwood Symphony Orchestra (Senior), and the Pacific Symphony Chinese-American League Showcase Competition. Sifei Wen also participated at the Nineteenth Biannual Gregor Piatigorsky Seminar for Cellists at USC Thornton School of Music, June 3 - 9, 2007 as a scholarship student and recitalist. In the area of scholarships awarded, she has received the Rotary Club Memorial Music Scholarship, the Gregor Piatigorsky Memorial Cello Scholarship, the Los Angeles Violoncello Society Scholarship, and a USC Thornton School of Music Scholarship, just to name a few.
A native from Shanghai, China, Sifei holds a cello performance major from the USC Thornton School of Music, Los Angeles, California. Exclusively, her musical achievement had been developed by the internationally known Cello Professor Eleonore Schoenfeld, Chairman of the USC Strings Department and Gregor Piatigorsky Chair of Violoncello. Miss Wen also studied cello with the Principal Cellist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Peter Stumpf, and chamber music with Professor Alice Schoenfeld and Professor Peter Marsh. She later attended the Yale School of Music under the guidance of the famous cello Professor Mr. Aldo Parisot. She has also studied with Professor MeiJuan Liu in Shanghai Music Conservatory in China. Sifei is a member of the American String Teachers Association, the Los Angeles Violoncello Society, and the Chinese Bowed Instruments Association.
After the unexpected death of her beloved and irreplaceable cello teacher, Professor Eleanore Schoenfeld in 2007, Sifei Wen with her own choice and consent, felt the need to enrich her instrumental skills and her musical horizons. Quite unusually, she continued her education in a new and very unique way, becoming a private student of her current partner in the professional field and the private life, the Bulgarian Violinist Daniel Tringov. After all the years of professional partnership and exchange of experience, today Sifei is a unique precedent in the musical practice, a perfect and brilliant concert performer, holding colorful collection of technical qualities as a rare hybrid between the cello and the violin techniques, which proves today Miss Wen as one indisputable phenomenon of contemporary violoncello performance art, something unique and unheard!
Moreover, Ms. Wen is the only known “brave enough” cellist in the world, who dared to engage with the ambitious project to interpret the cycle of the Four Seasons of Antonio Vivaldi in it's Original Version. She has premiered the four concertos with the chamber orchestra Sofia Soloist, in Sofia Bulgaria in the year 2014. After gaining wide recognition from the enthusiastic European audience, Sifei had the opportunities to perform a series of concerts with Bulgarian orchestras all over the country. During year 2016-2017, Sifei initiated the String Art Quartet with her current husband Daniel M. Tringov, performing three exclusive concerts with the famous Bulgarian pianist, Georgi Tcherkin, where Sifei played all the viola parts on violoncello (the Quartet was consisted of two violins and two cellos).
Currently, Mrs. Sifei Wen-Tringov is residing in Munich, Germany where she is collaborating with her husband and business partner Daniel M. Tringov. Beside being a soloist, who is participating in many major cultural projects, Sifei is also performing together with Daniel M. Tringov on stage, as the violin and cello “String Fusion Duo. Recently, she collaborated with the world-famous, German-based studio Dorian Gray, which is affiliated with Sony Music.
At this moment her 3 Last Albums are ready for publishing, yet to be released until the end of 2023: Vivaldi - Four Cello Seasons, Bach - Six Cello Solo Suites, Brahms - Two Cello and Piano Sonatas, and Schumann - Cello and Piano Pieces. Series of live performances throughout Germany and the rest of Europe are being scheduled for the Concert Seasons 2023–2024 and 2024-2025, together with her husband and manager, The Founder and CEO of Deutsche Classical, GOD Art Universe, Global APP Network & Global Art Entertainment-Daniel M. Tringov, who is a Businessman, Entrepreneur, Concert Violinist and Music Producer. Sifei Wen is the Co-Founder and Director of Deutsche Classical, GOD Art Universe, Global APP Network and Global ART Entertainment.
Sifei Wen-Tringov, Concert cellist
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