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2018 GILMORE YOUNG YOUNG ARTIST Wei Luo
Born in Shenzhen, China, Wei Luo began piano lessons at age five and gave her debut recital in Hong Kong at age six. She entered the Shenzhen Arts school at age nine, studying with Kang Yongze, and went on to study at the elementary and then middle schools of the Shanghai Conservatory of Music with Tang Zhe.
Winner of numerous competitions in China, Ms. Luo also claimed first prize in the 11th Chopin International Competition for Young Pianists in Warsaw and the 2nd Rachmaninov International Piano Competition for Young Pianists in Frankfurt, both in 2010. In 2016, she was awarded a Career Grant from the Salon de Virtuosi, based in New York. Ms. Luo made her orchestra debut at age ten with the Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Muhai Tang at the Shanghai Oriental Art Center, opening the 2011 season with Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3. Exploring a depth of core repertoire, Ms. Luo has concertized extensively as a soloist in the US and performed major concertos of Rachmaninoff, Beethoven, and Prokofiev. She has a deep interest in learning and performing solo works ranging from the classical concert repertoire, such as Beethoven and Liszt, to the underplayed and unexplored music of Fauré, Shchedrin, and Schnittke.
In 2012, at age 13, Ms. Luo was accepted to the Curtis Institute of Music, where she currently studies with Gary Graffman and Robert MacDonald.
“Equally intriguing were those moments when she took you so far inside the music that your ears left behind previous points of reference, partly because she immerses herself in the music with an intensity that borders on madness.”
The Philadelphia Inquirer, July 2015
09/22/2020 1:58AM Wellspring Theater
We conclude the season with a performance from 2018 Gilmore Young Artist Wei Luo, an artist who is able to […]