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 sonorites, 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 receipent of 2018 Gilmore Young Artist, Wei Luo showed interests in music and began piano lessons around age five, and 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 receiptent of the “Salon de Virtuosi” Carrer Grant in New York. She made her orchestra debut at age ten with the Shanghai Philharmonic, along with artistic director Muhai Tang, they opened the 2011 season by performing Prokofiev Concerto No. 3 in ShangHai Oriental Art Center. Over the years, her piano recital has been broadcasted world-wide on classical radio channels such as WWFM (New Jersey) and WQXR (NYC).

Last season, Wei makes her recital debuts in Lincoln Center David Geffen Hall, as well as Herbst Hall in San Francisco. She performs at Festival Napa Valley, Mostly Mozart Festival, and continues her love of chamber music at the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival in August and other festivals. Meanwhile, she performes with Prokofiev Kansas City Symphony with Maestro Michael Stern, and the Denver Philharmonic playing Mendelssohn’s Concerto in G minor.

This season, Wei makes her recital debut at NY Steinway Hall, also performs Mozart concerto no.24 with Albany Symphony under the baton of Grammy award winner David Alan Miller. She also gives a tour in Michigan for Gilmore KeyBoard Festival including series of solo recitals and performance of 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 British violinist Daniel Hope, cellist Gary Hoffman. And participated in masterclasses with Yefim Bronfman, Karl-Hanz-Kämmerling, Richard Goode, Seymour Lipkin, Abbey Simon and Arie Vardi.

In 2012, Wei, at age thirteen, was accepted to the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music where she studies with professor 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. She is persuading her Bachelor Degree at Curtis.

 

钢琴家罗维

被费城问询报描述为“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."

 

2018年,罗维被评选为2018吉莫尔杰出青年艺术家(Gilmore Young artist award),此奖项历史悠久,旨在发现和资助具有杰出天赋和潜力的美国年轻钢琴家。出生于中国深圳,五岁开始学习钢琴演奏,6岁在香港举办个人独奏音乐会,从此在众多国内外比赛中获得第一名。年仅十岁的罗维在2010年的波兰第十一届肖邦国际青少年钢琴比赛获得第一名,同年,在法兰克福举办的第二届拉赫马尼诺夫国际青少年钢琴比赛中,获得第一名。十一岁的罗维与上海爱乐乐团总监及著名指挥家汤沐海先生在上海东方艺术中心首次合作演奏普罗科菲耶夫第三钢琴协奏曲,为2011音乐季拉开了帷幕。2012年,13岁的罗维以优异成绩考入美国顶尖学府-柯蒂斯音乐学院天才少年班,并获得了全额奖学金和生活费。 师从著名钢琴家教育家加里•格拉夫曼(Gary Graffman),和罗伯特•麦克唐纳((Robert McDonald)。

2015年9月,罗维签约纽约著名经纪公司OPUS 3,两年后转入经纪人创立的Kanzen Arts经纪公司。2016年获得了在纽约颁发的“Salon de Virtuosi”音乐职业奖,纽约电台全程转播。罗维的音乐会已经被美国各大古典音乐电台全球直播,包括纽约的WQXR古典音乐频道,新泽西州立频道WWFM和宾州WHYY电台。

近一年时间,罗维的音乐会足迹遍及了欧洲和美洲,其中包括瑞士琉森音乐节, 苏黎世音乐厅,纽约林肯中心(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(Festival Napa Valley),圣菲国际室内乐节(Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival) ,普林斯顿音乐节,纽约国际钢琴艺术节,吉莫尔音乐节,纽约洛克菲勒音乐厅和索诺玛音乐厅。她与堪萨斯交响乐团艺术总监-美国著名指挥家Michael Stern (小提琴泰斗Isaac Stern 之子)合作普罗科菲耶夫第三钢琴协奏曲,与格莱美获奖指挥David Alan Miller合作莫扎特c小调协奏曲no.24 (纽约州立交响乐团)。她还与丹佛爱乐乐团总监Lawrence Golan、密西根Battle Creek交响乐团总监Anne Harrigan合作等等。

在重多室内乐演出中,罗维已经和许多世界级音乐家合作,包括英国小提琴家丹尼尔•霍普(Daniel Hope),大提琴家加里•霍夫曼(Gary Hoffman),也和约夏•贝尔(Joshua Bell)和斯蒂芬•伊瑟利斯(Steven Isserlis)在林肯中心同台演出,并得到大师的高度赞扬。

罗维已经演出和学习了众多独奏和协奏曲,但同时她也有对现代派音乐抱有极大兴趣(例如谢德林Shchedrin和许尼特克Alfred Schnittke)。她将不断地拓宽曲目量的广度,并且探索钢琴艺术的真谛。

OFFICIAL BIO FOR THE 2017-2018 SEASON.

LAST UPDATED May 2018

PLEASE DESTROY ALL PREVIOUSLY DATED MATERIALS.

For additional materials contact eblackburn@kanzenarts.com.

Back to Top