Sunday, April 2, 2017 | 7pm
Herbst TheatreVenue Information
SHOSTAKOVICH: Preludes & Fugues: No. 5 in D Major and No. 24 in D minor
BEETHOVEN: Piano Sonata in C Major, Op. 53 “Waldstein”
ALBÉNIZ: Iberia Book 1
PROKOKFIEV: Piano Sonata No. 7, Op. 83
The Gift Concert is made possible through the generous support of George and Camilla Smith.
About This Performance
San Francisco Performances’ annual Gift Concert for Subscribers and Donors features pianist Wei Luo.
Born in Shenzhen, China, Wei Luo began piano lessons at 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. She made her orchestra debut with the Shanghai Philharmonic in 2010 with conductor Muhai Tang performing Prokofiev Concerto No. 3.
Exploring a depth of core repertoire, Wei Luo has already performed major concertos of Rachmaninov, Beethoven and Prokofiev, and recital repertoire of Bach, Schumann, Mussorgsky, Chopin, Ravel and Haydn. She has participated in master classes with Leon Fleisher, Richard Goode, Seymour Lipkin, Abbey Simon and Nelita True.
In 2007 Wei Luo entered the Shenzhen Arts school, studying with Kang Yongze. Wei went on to study at the elementary and middle schools of the Shanghai Conservatory of Music with Tang Zhe. In 2012 she was accepted to the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music where she currently studies with Gary Graffman and Robert McDonald. Wei was honored to be the artist selected to perform in the Dean’s Honors recital at Curtis in 2014.