Feb. 12, 2015 at 9:00 PM
Feb. 12, 2015 at 6:30 PM
One of the most sought-after soloists in his generation of young American musicians, pianist Orion Weiss has performed with the major American orchestras, including the Chicago Symphony, Boston Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and New York Philharmonic. His deeply felt and exceptionally crafted performances go far beyond his technical mastery and have won him worldwide acclaim. The 2013-14 season will feature him with orchestras around North America, including the Milwaukee and Vancouver symphonies; in the summer of 2014 he will perform again with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. The 2012-13 season saw him in repeat engagements with the Baltimore Symphony and New World Symphony; he released a recital album of Dvorák, Prokofiev, and Bartók in spring 2012, and also spearheaded a recording project of the complete Gershwin works for piano and orchestra with his longtime collaborators the Buffalo Philharmonic and JoAnn Falletta. During the 2011-12 season, he performed with numerous orchestras including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Mexico City Philharmonic, and also made his recital debut in Washington, DC, at the Kennedy Center. Named the Classical Recording Foundation’s Young Artist of the Year in September 2010, Mr. Weiss made his debut with the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Tanglewood as a last-minute replacement for Leon Fleisher in the summer of 2011. In 2004, he graduated from The Juilliard School, where he studied with Emanuel Ax.