Eugenia Wie

First Violin

A native of Chicago, Eugenia Wie made her radio debut on Chicago Public Radio playing Mendelssohn Violin Concerto at the age of nine. During her formative years, she was a recipient of a Nicolas Amati violin on generous loan from the Mary B. Galvin Foundation and Stradivarius Society. She has performed in solo and chamber music concerts across North and South America, Asia and Europe and appeared at world-renowned music festivals, including Round Top Music Festival, where she also performed Chausson Poeme with the Texas Festival Orchestra, Val-de-Charante, Banff Music Center for the Arts, Kneisel Hall, Schleswig-Holstein Masterclasses, Duo Masterclasses at Lausanne and the International Music Seminar at Prussia Cove. In 2000, she won the Frank Huntington Beebe Grant, allowing her to continue her studies abroad in Cologne, Germany.

She previously served on faculty at the Music Institute of Chicago, where she also acted as Program Director of Chamber Music. She has also performed in the Chicago Cultural Center’s Dame Myra Hess and Sunday Salon Series, NEIU’s Mostly Music and Jewel Box Series, Music in the Loft, and was in the Court Theater production of James Joyce’s “The Dead.” Before relocating to San Francisco, she was also a member of Camerata Chicago, Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, and ProMusica Chamber Orchestra.

Wie holds degrees from Rice University and The New School’s Mannes College of Music. Her principal teachers include Sergiu Luca, Daniel Phillips and Josef Gingold. An active freelancer, chamber musician, and violin teacher, she has played in the Broadway in SF productions of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” and “Soft Power”. Currently, she’s a member of Santa Rosa Symphony, Symphony San Jose, and Monterey Symphony Orchestra. She also enjoys substituting with San Francisco Symphony, San Francisco Ballet, Reno Philharmonic, San Jose Chamber Orchestra and Opera San Jose. In December 2020, she released her first Holiday Album entitled “Winter Wander” which had its debut performance at the Center for the Arts in Grass Valley in December 2023.

She’s currently a Roll Model Method and Yoga instructor at Body Temp Yoga in San Francisco. When she’s not practicing her violin or studying anatomy, you can find her snow-skiing, hiking, baking or traveling.

Eugenia Wie official portrait for the symphony