Homage to Beethoven
Fantasie, Op. 17
I. Durchaus phantastisch und liedenschaftlich vorzutragen
Fantasia on an Ostinato
Impromptu in B-flat Major,
D. 935, No. 3
Piano Sonata No. 3 in F minor, Op. 5
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Larry Weng, pianist
Winner of the 2019 NYCA Worldwide Debut Audition and a laureate of the 2016 Queen Elisabeth International Piano Competition, Larry Weng has been described in The New York Times as playing with “steely power and incisive rhythm.”
Of his 2014 New York debut at Weill Hall, the New York Concert Review described him as “an extremely sensitive musician and mature interpreter,” and “mature beyond his years.”
Of his Alborado del Gracioso, Harry Rolnick of ConcertoNet exclaimed, “Radiant and transparent, picturesque and picaresque, wild but with the artistic perfection of wildness.”
Mr. Weng is also a laureate of the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s Concerto Competition, the Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition for Young Musicians, The New York International Piano Competition, the Kosciuzsko Foundation Chopin Competition, and the Wideman International Piano Competition.
Mr. Weng has been featured in concert in France, Switzerland, Belgium, the Netherlands, China, Japan, Brazil, and Venezuela, and has performed in many of the world’s renowned concert halls, including Boston’s Symphony Hall, New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall, Weill Recital Hall, Merkin Hall, SubCulture, the Salle Cortot, and the Sala Sao Paolo.
An avid chamber musician and collaborator, Mr. Weng has participated in the Ravinia Steans Institute and the Verbier Academy, and has worked with renowned musicians such as Claude and Pamela Frank, Gabor Takacs, David Shifrin, David Soyer, amongst others. He is a frequent collaborator at the Lisker Music Foundation concert series in Chicago, as well as the Downtown Music at Grace in White Plains.
Recent highlights include an extensive Midwest tour with violinist Kerson Leong and Mr. Weng’s Berlin debut at the Berliner Philharmonie. Mr. Weng is a full-time of the award winning two piano, two percussion ensemble, Icarus Quartet.
In 2009, Mr. Weng graduated from the highly selective joint degree program between Columbia University and The Juilliard School with a BA in Economics and an MM in Piano Performance under the tutelage of Professors Jerome Lowenthal and Matti Raekallio. He continued his studies with Professor Boris Berman at the Yale School of Music, and in 2019, received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree.
During his time at Yale, Mr. Weng served as an instructor in undergraduate piano and secondary piano.
As of the 2021-2022 academic year, Mr. Weng will serve on the faculty of the Wake Forest University Department of Music.