*1994 in China
Kronberg Academy Professional Studies
Studies with Nobuko Imai
funded by the Lutz Raettig-Stipendium
Diyang Mei was born in China in 1994 and initially began his musical education on the violin. From 2005 to 2014 he attended the Middle School affiliated to the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, majoring in viola in the class of Prof. Shaowu Wang. He subsequently studied with Prof. Hariolf Schlichtig at the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich.
First prize in the 67th ARD International Music Competition in 2018 is not the only accolade earned by the viola player, he has also received many other awards. These include first prize in the 52nd Markneukirchen International Instrumental Competition for Viola in 2017, first prize in the 2015 International Max Rostal Competition in Berlin and first prize in the International Johannes Brahms Competition in 2012.
Alongside his studies, Mei gives chamber music concerts with artists such as Valentin Erben, Günter Pichler, Gerald Schultz, Ana Chumachenco, Nicholas Chumachenco, Krysztof Chorzelski, Wenn Sinn Yang, Martin Ostertag, Dag Jensen, Andrea Lieberknecht, Nobuko Imai and Frans Helmerson. As a soloist, he has already performed with the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Konzerthausorchester Berlin, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Poznań Philharmonic Orchestra and the Busan Philharmonic Orchestra.
In October 2012, Mei was elected a representative of the Chinese Musicians’ Association. 2016 saw him receive a scholarship from the Yehudi Menuhin LMN e.V. association. And in March 2018, he won the Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award in London.
He plays a viola by Ansaldo Poggi dating from 1963 which is loaned to him by the Yu Art Foundation.
Diyang Mei has been studying at Kronberg Academy since October 2019 with Nobuko Imai. These studies are funded by the Lutz Raettig Stipendium.
Last updated: August 2019