Wei Luo makes impressive debut with San Diego Symphony in Prokofiev Third Piano Concerto
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.
20 November 2019
New Classical Tracks: Pianist Wei Luo explores themes of war and death on solo debut
"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."
22 August 2019
WQXR features Pianist Wei Luo's Debut Album
Luo features her flair for Russian composers with selections by Shostakovich, Prokofiev, and Shchedrin, as well as works by Haydn and Ravel.
14 August 2019
Wei Luo, blissful individuality at the piano
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.
8 August 2019
Chicago Tribune introduces pianist Wei Luo
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.
22 July 2019
Gramophone recommends Luo’s album along with Danill Trifonov and Igor Levit
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.
12 February 2019
Steinway Spirio Spotlight: Luo recorded music from Mozart, Chopin to Shchedrin.
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.
7 January 2019
Wei Luo is WQXR Artist to watch in 2019
Pyrotechnical virtuosity and various musical colors