Get to Know Pianist Wei Luo

Posted on May 24, 2017 in Behind the Stands
Get to Know Pianist Wei Luo

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.”
Philadelphia Inquirer, October, 2015

Born in Shenzhen, China, Wei Luo began piano lessons at age 5, and gave her debut recital in Hong Kong at age 6. Winner of numerous competitions in China, Wei also claimed first prize in the 11th Chopin International Competition for Young Pianists in Poland and the 2nd Rachmaninov International Piano Competition for Young Pianists in Frankfurt, both in 2010. She made her orchestral debut with the Shanghai Philharmonic in 2010 with conductor Muhai Tang performing Prokofiev Concerto No. 3.

Exploring a depth of core repertoire, Wei Lou has already performed major concertos of Rachmaninoff, Beethoven and Prokofiev, and recital repertoire of Bach, Schumann, Mussorgsky, Chopin, Ravel and Haydn. She has participated in masterclasses with Leon Fleisher, Richard Goode, Seymour Lipkin, Abbey Simon and Nelita True.

In 2007 Wei Luo entered the Shenzhen Arts school, studying with Kang Yongze. Wei went on to study at the elementary and, then, middle schools of the Shanghai Conservatory of Music with Tang Zhe. In 2012 she was accepted to the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music where she currently studies with Gary Graffman and Robert McDonald. Wei was honored to be the artist selected to perform in the Dean’s Honors recital at Curtis in 2014.