Wei Luo (2018)
Born in Shenzhen, China in 1998, Wei Luo began piano lessons at age 5, and gave her debut recital in Hong Kong at age 6. In 2007, she attended the Shanghai Conservatory before being accepted into the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music where she studies with Gary Graffman and Robert McDonald. Ms. Luo has participated in masterclasses with Leon Fleisher, Richard Goode, Seymour Lipkin, Abbey Simon, and Nelita True. In 2014, she was honored to be the artist selected to perform in the Dean’s Honors recital at Curtis.
She made her orchestral debut with the Shanghai Philharmonic in 2010, performing Prokofiev Concerto No. 3 and, at 18, she has already explored a depth of core repertoire including concertos of Rachmaninoff and Beethoven, as well as programs of Bach, Schumann, Mussorgsky, Chopin, Ravel, and Haydn. In competitions across North America, Europe, and Asia, she has been awarded numerous top prizes, including the Chopin International Competition for Young Pianists in Poland and the Rachmaninoff International Piano Competition for Young Pianists in Frankfurt. This season she performed at Sonoma State University, Herbst Hall, and Festival Napa Valley at the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival.