Orion Weiss, piano, has performed with America’s major orchestras, including those of Cleveland, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Pittsburgh, and New York. In 1999, with less than 24 hours’ notice, he replaced André Watts with the Baltimore Symphony and, in 2011, made his debut with the Boston Symphony at Tanglewood as a last-minute replacement for Leon Fleisher. In 2005, he toured Israel with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra under Itzhak Perlman. He has performed in summer festivals around the country including Bravo! Vail with the New York Philharmonic. Mr. Weiss performs regularly with violinists Augustin Hadelich, William Hagen, Benjamin Beilman, James Ehnes, and Arnaud Sussman; ChamberFest Cleveland pianist Shai Wosner and cellist Julie Albers; and the Ariel, Parker, and Pacifica Quartets. His recital appearances have included Alice Tully Hall, Ravinia, Sheldon Concert Hall, La Jolla Summerfest, Chamber Music Northwest, the Kennedy Center, and the Musée du Louvre in Paris. Recipient of an Avery Fisher Career Grant, Mr. Weiss attended the Cleveland Institute of Music and Juilliard, was a member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s CMS Two program, and was named the Classical Recording Foundation’s 2010 Young Artist of the Year. His recordings include the complete keyboard sonatas of Domenico Scarlatti; Christopher Rouse’s Seeing with the Albany Symphony; and Gershwin’s complete works for piano and orchestra with longtime collaborators JoAnn Falletta and the Buffalo Philharmonic.
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