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December 9, 2019

If you stayed at home for this concert, it was your profound loss. Luo seems destined for stardom. With a minimum of fuss but a huge dose of flabbergasting technique, she ripped through Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in C major with ease and authority.

December 8, 2019

From Wei Luo’s sparkling opening salvo in the Prokofiev, I sensed we were about to hear an extraordinary piano performance, and her muscular yet seamlessly refined technique thrilled us traversing this flashy icon of early 20th-century modernism.

November 20, 2019

"I wasn't a very extroverted person when I was young, and I liked to use my music as a way to communicate with others. I think I was more brave in music than I was in real life."

 

August 22, 2019

Luo features her flair for Russian composers with selections by Shostakovich, Prokofiev, and Shchedrin, as well as works by Haydn and Ravel.

August 14, 2019

Wei is a young lady now, who deserves to go very far. She is not only a wonderful musical powerhouse but a brilliant thinker, who goes way beyond the score and brings her own ideas to everything she approaches,” says Gary Graffman, Wei Luo’s trusted mentor since she arrived at Philadelphia’s Curtis Institute of Music at the age of 13.

August 8, 2019

Whiting Park Festival Orchestra features pianist for Russian Night.    “My first solo album will be released Aug. 30 with Universal Music Group and Decca Gold,” said Luo of the self-titled recording, which includes pieces by Russian composers Sergei Prokofiev, Rodion Shchedrin and Dmitri Shostakovich.

July 22, 2019

A lot of pre-release tracks this week including two of the most exciting young pianists of our time - Danill Trifonov playing Rachmaninov's Vocalise in his own transcription and Igor Levit playing the first movement of Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata (in anticipation of this autumn's release of all 32 sonatas). And judging by a very exciting finale of Prokofiev's Seventh Piano Sonata, Wei Luo might very well be admitted to that select company very soon.

February 12, 2019

More classical tracks this month come from a future star, 19-year-old Chinese pianist Wei Luo. Her expressive Mozart and Chopin are complemented by the startling virtuosity of her Prokofiev and Shchedrin.

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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http://wmuk.org/post/gilmore-young-artist-wei-luo-caps-gilmore-fest-concerts-battle-creek-symphony

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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