Diyang Mei first came to ENF to participate in the ENF Retreat in 2017. Since then he has had a brilliant success at the 2018 ARD International Music Competition, winning first prize in the viola category andthe Audience Prize and several special prizes, and he has been steadily furthering his international career ever since. Having held the position of 1st principal viola of the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra since the autumn of 2019, he took up the same position with the Berliner Philharmonic Orchestra last October. He manages this alongside a busy schedule of solo and chamber music activities including collaborations with András Schiff, Vadim Gluzman, Günter Pichler, Gerhard Schulz, Ana Chumachenco, Sabine Meyer, Christoph Prégardien and Frans Helmerson. He has released two solo albums, “Transforming Viola” and “Viola à L’Ecole de Paris.” Diyang Mei studied with Hariolf Schlichtig at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Munich since 2014 and then with Nobuko Imai at the Kronberg Academy. He ws supported by both the Yu Art Foundation in China and the Borletti-Buitoni Trust and was also a Yehudi Menuhin LMN e.V. scholarship holder. He plays an Antonio Mariani viola from 1646, on generous loan by a private collection.
Read more about Diyang Mei HERE