Award-winning violist, Tiezheng Shen has performed as a viola soloist across Europe, Asia, and North America. He recently made his solo debuts at Carnegie Hall and Wiener Saal Mozarteum in Salzburg as a winner of international competitions. Mr. Shen has served as a guest artist for several universities, including the Conservatorio Nacional de Música in Mexico City and the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Mr. Shen is the founder and director of the ViolaVoice International Viola Festival, one of the largest international viola festivals in Central America, which is held in Mexico City. He has worked under the mentorship of Professor Hong-Mei Xiao.