Joylyn Wei is a resident of Darien, Connecticut, and is currently a freshman at Hopkins. She began her studies in violin at the age of 5 with Mr. Chin Kim and is currently studying under Marina Kitaychik. She has won numerous competitions, including the Rondo Young Artist Festival, the Vivo International Music Competition, and the Suzanne Culley Competition, and the Grand Prix winner of the Concerto Competition. She has also been a part of the Norwalk Youth Symphony for 3 years. As a prize winner, she has performed numerous times at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall and Lincoln Center.