Orion Weiss

Piano

Orion Weiss Photo credit: Scott Meivogel

One of the most sought-after soloists in his generation of young American musicians, the 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. His current season opens with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra performing Beethoven's Triple Concerto and ends with the Colorado Symphony and Mozart’s Concerto in C major, K. 467; in between he will play with 11 orchestras, go on a recital tour with James Ehnes, and perform chamber music around the country. His 2016-17 season also featured collaborative projects, including those with the Pacifica Quartet and with Cho-Liang Lin and the New Orford String Quartet in a performance of the Chausson concerto. Other highlights of recent seasons include his third performance with the Chicago Symphony, a North American tour with the world-famous Salzburg Marionette Theater in a performance of Debussy’s La Boîte à Joujoux, the release of his recording of Christopher Rouse’s Seeing, and recordings of the complete Gershwin works for piano and orchestra with his longtime collaborators the Buffalo Philharmonic and JoAnn Falletta. Named the Classical Recording Foundation’s 2010 Young Artist of the Year, Mr. Weiss made his debut with the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Tanglewood in 2011 as a last-minute replacement for Leon Fleisher. In 2004, he graduated from The Juilliard School, where he studied with Emanuel Ax.