Fei was named principal bassoon of the Minnesota Orchestra in 2017. He served as principal of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra from 2012-2017, having joined the orchestra as second bassoon in 2008. Previously, he was a member of the Houston Grand Opera Orchestra and the Mansfield Symphony. He has performed as guest principal with the Houston Symphony and the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, and has performed at several festivals including Sun Valley, Tanglewood, National Repertory Orchestra, Music Academy of the West, and Compos do Jordäo in Brazil. A Chinese native, Fei is the son of renowned Peking Opera musicians. He holds degrees from the Oberlin Conservatory and Rice University.