Orion Weiss, Piano
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. The 2015-16 season saw Orion performing with the Iceland Symphony, among others, and in collaborative projects including those with the Pacifica Quartet and with Cho-Liang Lin and the New Orford String Quartet. The 2014-15 season featured Orion’s third performance with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra as well as a North American tour with the world-famous Salzburg Marionette Theater. In 2015 Naxos released his recording of Christopher Rouse’s Seeing and in 2012 he released a recital album of Dvorak, Prokofiev, and Bartok. In other recent seasons, he has also performed with the Cleveland Orchestra, Milwaukee Symphony, Vancouver Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, New World Symphony, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, National Arts Centre Orchestra, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, and in summer concerts with the New York Philharmonic. In 2005, he toured Israel with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Itzhak Perlman. As a recitalist and chamber musician, Weiss has appeared across the U.S. at venues and festivals including Lincoln Center, the Ravinia Festival, Sheldon Concert Hall, the Seattle Chamber Music Festival, La Jolla Music Society SummerFest, Chamber Music Northwest, the Bard Music Festival, the Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival, the Kennedy Center, and Spivey Hall. He was a member of Chamber Music Society Two from 2002-2004. 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.