Primary Biography

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, July 2015

“The young artist is carving out her own space among her Curtis predecessors with deep sonorities, fiery intensity and unfiltered rawness. Luo’s strong connection to the Russian compositions was plain throughout the concert.”
REVUE magazine, May 2018

Born in Shenzhen, southern part of China, the recipient of 2018 Gilmore Young Artist, Wei Luo showed interest in music and began piano lessons at age five. She gave her debut recital in Hong Kong at age six. 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. Wei is also the 2016 winner and recipient of the “Salon de Virtuosi” Career Grant in New York. She made her orchestra debut at age ten with the Shanghai Philharmonic where, along with artistic director Muhai Tang, they opened the 2011 season by performing Prokofiev Concerto No. 3 at the Shanghai Oriental Art Center.

In past seasons Wei made her recital debut in Herbst Hall presented by San Francisco Performances. She performed at Festival Napa Valley, Mostly Mozart Festival, and continued her love of chamber music at the Santa Fe Chamber Music. Wei performed Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 3 with Kansas City Symphony under the baton of Maestro Michael Stern, and Mendelssohn’s Concerto in G minor with the Denver Philharmonic. In December 2017 she was featured soloist with the Albany Symphony conducted by David Allen Miller performing Mozart’s Concerto No. 24, K.491.

In the 2018-19 season, Wei makes her recital debut at NY Steinway Hall. She also performs Rachmaninoff Concerto No. 3 with Quad City symphony. She will tour in Michigan for Gilmore International Keyboard Festival in a series of solo recitals and performs Rachmaninoff Paganini Rhapsody with Battle Creek Symphony.

Exploring a depth of core repertoire, Wei has already performed major concertos of Rachmaninoff, Beethoven and Prokofiev, and she has a real interest to learn and perform solo works ranging from the classical concert repertoire, such as Beethoven and Liszt, to the underplayed and unexplored music of Faure, Shchedrin and Schnittke. She has performed with world-class musicians, such as violinist Daniel Hope and cellist Gary Hoffman.

In 2012, Wei, at age thirteen, was accepted to the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music where she studies with professors Gary Graffman and Robert McDonald. Before that, Wei entered the Shenzhen Arts school at age nine, studying with Kang Yongze. She went on to study at the elementary and then middle schools of the Shanghai Conservatory of Music with Tang Zhe. Wei is pursuing her Bachelor Degree at The Curtis Institute of Music.

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罗维简历:

钢琴家罗维作为加里.葛拉夫曼的得意门生,被美国最大古典音乐电台WQXR评为2019年最值得关注的19位艺术家之一,年仅18岁被评为"吉莫尔杰出青年艺术家",16岁获夏洛特美国杰出青年艺术家奖,她真诚自然的钢琴演奏,为她在业内赢得了很好的声誉。《费城问询报》乐评她的演奏:"
同样令人着迷的还有那些她将你深深引入音乐的时刻,越向深处越发现之前所带给你的那些全身心投入所产生的紧张度会依然回荡在你脑海里并继续耐人寻味,若有所思。她是如此沉浸于她的音乐,醉心程度强烈得几乎到了疯狂的边缘."

罗维在年仅11岁时,就与上海爱乐乐团艺术总监汤沐海在上海东方艺术中心合作两场"普罗科菲耶夫第三钢琴协奏曲",为上海爱乐乐团的欧洲巡演拉开了帷幕。最近他与明尼苏达交响乐团合作了"拉赫玛尼诺夫第三钢琴协奏曲”.她还与纽约州立交响乐团荣获"格莱美"奖指挥David Alan Miller合作,与堪萨斯交响乐团美国著名指挥Michael stern合作,与丹佛爱乐乐团、密西根交响乐团等,她也即将与圣地亚哥交响乐团,丹佛青年交响乐团,中国昆明交响乐团合作。
近两年,罗维的音乐会足迹遍及欧洲和美洲,其中包括瑞士琉森音乐节、纽约林肯艺术中心David Geffen音乐厅、旧金山赫柏斯特音乐厅Herbst hall纽约斯坦威音乐厅、纳帕溪谷音乐节Festval Napa Valley、圣菲国际室内乐音乐节、普林斯顿音乐节、纽约国际钢琴艺术节、吉莫尔音乐节等等
罗维对音乐的热爱和自我挑战,使她成为更全面的音乐家,在新的音乐领域,她与当代音乐家有诸多联系,著名作曲家Marc Neikrug专门为她做了一组组曲,该曲将由罗维在2019年的夏天于圣菲音乐节上首演。
除了与乐队合作外,她还是个重奏家,在过去的一年里,她非常享受与诸多世界级大师合作室内乐,包括英国小提琴家丹尼尔.霍普Daniel Hope、法国大提琴家加里.霍夫曼Gary Hoffman、也和约夏·贝尔Joshua Bell、斯蒂芬·伊瑟利斯Steven Isserlis在林肯中心同台演出。


罗维通过音乐沟通的愿望不仅仅限于音乐厅,她的足迹还散布于社会的各个角落。年仅10岁就在上海世界博览会城市主题馆举办了两场独奏音乐会,尤其是在近几年,在巡演期间,抽空去了明尼苏达、丹佛、圣迪亚哥及新泽西等州市,去当地的养老院、中学、医院、小学、教堂、科究中心举办了不同形式的慈善音乐会,推动了古典音乐的普及化,从中她得到极大的快乐。
罗维出生中国深圳,五岁开始学习钢琴,6岁半在香港举办独奏音乐会,9岁第一名成绩考入深圳艺术学校,10岁第一名考入上海音乐学院附小,12岁以专业第一名保送上海音乐学院附中,11岁获波兰肖邦第十一届国际钢琴比赛第一名,同年三月,在德国法兰克福,获第二届拉赫玛尼诺夫国际钢琴比赛第一名,被上海《文汇报》称为"双料冠军",同年获上海市政府颁发"杰出优秀人才"奖。13岁以第一名的成绩考入著名音乐学府科蒂斯音乐学院,成为第一个同时拥有两位大师(葛拉夫曼和麦当劳)的学生。2015年9月,罗维签约美国著名纪纪公司Opus3,两年后转入纪纪人自创的Kanzen经纪公司,2017年签约环球唱片(Decca Gold),2018年7月录制了第一张个人专辑,2019年将全球公开发行。


罗维的音乐会被各大电台全球直播,包括宾州WHYY电视台、费城电视台、密西根电视台、纽约WQXR古典频道、新泽西州立WWFM频道第
罗维已演出和学习了大量的独奏曲、室内乐、协奏曲,但同时她也对现代派音乐报有极大的兴趣(例如谢德林Shchedrin,许尼特克Alfred schnittke,Marc Neikrug等)她将不断地拓宽曲目的广度,同时更深地探索钢琴艺术的真谛。

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