Orion Weiss, Piano
Pianist Orion Weiss is one of the most sought-after soloists and collaborators in his generation. This season he performs with numerous orchestras including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Alabama Symphony Orchestra, Phoenix Symphony, Albany Symphony, and Mexico City Philharmonic. He also makes his recital debut at the Kennedy Center. In recent seasons he has performed with the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Tanglewood, Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony, National Arts Centre Orchestra, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, and in summer concerts with the New York Philharmonic at both Lincoln Center and the Bravo! Vail Valley Festival. In 2005 he toured Israel with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Itzhak Perlman. As a recitalist and chamber musician, he has appeared at such festivals as Ravinia, the Seattle Chamber Music Festival, La Jolla Music Society SummerFest, Chamber Music Northwest, and the Bard Music Festival. In 2005, he made his New York recital debut at Alice Tully Hall after winning Juilliard’s William Petschek Award. Also in 2005, he made his European recital debut at the Louvre in Paris. He was a member of Chamber Music Society Two from 2002 to 2004. His awards include the Gilmore Young Artist Award, an Avery Fisher Career Grant, the Mieczyslaw Munz Scholarship, and Juilliard’s Gina Bachauer Scholarship. Mr. Weiss graduated from The Juilliard School where he studied with Emanuel Ax.