One of the most sought-after soloists of his generation, Orion Weiss has appeared with all the major American orchestras, including the Boston Symphony, Chicago Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, and Pittsburgh Symphony. In 2012 Mr. Weiss released an album of Dvorák Prokofiev, and Bartók, and gave a recital at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. In 2005 he toured Israel with the Israel Philharmonic conducted by Itzhak Perlman and made his New York recital debut at Alice Tully Hall and his European recital debut at the Musée du Louvre in Paris.
Mr. Weiss regularly performs chamber music with his wife, pianist Anna Polonsky, violinist James Ehnes, and cellist Zuill Bailey, as well as with the Pacifica Quartet and other ensembles. Having participated in the Bard, Bridgehampton, LaJolla, Ravinia and Seattle festivals, he was also a member of Chamber Music Society Two of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center in New York. A native of Lyndhurst, Ohio, Mr. Weiss attended the Cleveland Institute of Music, where he studied with Paul Schenly, Daniel Shapiro, Sergei Babayan, Kathryn Brown, and Edith Reed. In 2004 he graduated from the Juilliard School, where he studied with Emanuel Ax.