January 7, 2019

Pyrotechnical virtuosity and various musical colors

June 2, 2018

SOUTH HAVEN — Wei Luo may have been born in China, but musically the pianist feels more of a kinship with Russia’s most famous composers – Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Dmitri Shostakovich, Rodion Shchedrin and Sergei Prokofiev among them.

June 2, 2018

Written by Erin Bensinger

2018 Gilmore Young Artist Award winner Wei Luo impressed yet another Gilmore audience on Saturday night, this time accompanied by the Battle Creek Symphony Orchestra at W.K. Kellogg Auditorium in downtown Battle Creek

June 2, 2018

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June 2, 2018

Luo’s strong connection to the Russian compositions was plain throughout the concert. She embraced the slower tempo of Tchaikovsky's “October,” evoking a melancholy autumn scene. Her furious delivery of Shostakovich’s “Prelude and Fugue in D Minor, Op. 87, No. 24” was a definite concert highlight. She stormily voiced the desperation within the piece, which the composer wrote in the midst of artistic oppression.

Written by Samara Napolitan

December 11, 2017

There was a greater weight and force to her touch, which was welcome. In the opening she captured the dark fire of the orchestral writing.

September 7, 2017

Wei Luo received 2018 Gilmore young artist award with $15,000 and a commission for a new piano composition.

June 1, 2017

Video of Wei made by Emmy awards winner David Sherman, and filmed by Matt Meier.

February 18, 2017

In Sergei Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto no. 3, Wei Luo gave a powerful performance.

February 12, 2017

Pianist Wei Luo performs Prokofiev’s Third Piano Concerto with the Kansas City Symphony on Feb. 17-19 in Helzberg Hall at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.

July 18, 2015

Chinese pianist Wei Luo , 16, was a standout among faculty and students at the Princeton University fest.

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