Born in Jiangxi, China, Wei Ningyi began studying the violin at the age of five and was admitted to the Affiliated Middle School of Xinghai Conservatory of Music under the tutelage of Professor Xu Yue in 2003. He entered The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts to further his studies under Professor Michael Ma in 2009 with scholarships, and is now pursing his Master of Music degree at the Academy.
First Prize winner at the Alice and Eleonore Schoenfeld 1st International String Competition (Chamber Music Division) and Fourth Prize winner at the Canetti International Violin Competition in Turkey, Wei toured with the Asian Youth Orchestra in 2012, performing in Hong Kong, Taiwan, China and Japan. He has also received numerous scholarships including the Academy Non-Local Scholarship, the Society of APA Non-Local Scholarship, Y. S. Liu Foundation Scholarship and VM Strings Scholarship.
Wei has participated in Master Classes by Maxim Vengerov, Cho-Liang Lin, He Wei, Qian Zhou, Hu Kun, Kurt Sassmannshaus, Xu Wei Ling, Dong-Suk Kang, and Tong Wei Dong. As a member of the Gloucester String Quartet, graduate quartet in residence of the Academy, he joined the Master Classes held by the Shanghai, Szymanowski, Penderecki, Chilingirian, Endellion, Miró, Debussy and Miami String Quartets.
Wei has appeared at Musicus Fest with the Gloucester String Quartet in the Musicus Heritage Community Concert at PMQ in 2015 (with pianist Colleen Lee) and at the Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware in 2016.
He plays an 1839 Giuseppe Baldantoni violin, on loan from the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust.