“When you’re named after one of the biggest constellations in the night sky, the pressure is on to display a little star power — and the young pianist Orion Weiss did exactly that…” – The Washington Post
One of the most sought-after soloists of his generation, pianist Orion Weiss has won worldwide acclaim for his exceptionally-crafted performances and his technical mastery of the instrument. His impressive list of awards includes the Gilmore Young Artist Award, an Avery Fischer Career Grant, and the Mieczyslaw Munz Scholarship. He made his debut with the Cleveland Orchestra in February, 1999, and quickly followed that up as a last-minute replacement for André Watts in a performance of Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Baltimore Symphony. Named the Classical Recording Foundation’s Young Artist of the Year in September 2010, Weiss regularly performs with major orchestras, in solo appearances, and with chamber ensembles across the U.S. and Europe. Weiss attended the Cleveland Institute of Music and also graduated from the Juilliard School in 2004 as a student of Emanuel Ax. His Lane Series program includes the Sonata in A Major, Op. 101, by Beethoven; Six Pieces, Op. 118 by Brahms; Sonata No. 1 by Ginastera; and Janacek’s In the Mists.