42: Orion Weiss performs Dvořák, Bartók, Prokofiev
This CD, an award-sponsored recording of the Classical Recording Foundation, features the 30-year old piano virtuoso, Orion Weiss, performing three well-known cycles of short pieces. Orion Weiss has performed with orchestras including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, New World Symphony, Vancouver Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, and the New York Philharmonic. In 2005, he toured Israel with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Itzhak Perlman and in 2009 toured China with the Pittsburgh Symphony. Weiss was a member of the Chamber Music Society Two program of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and has performed duo-piano recitals with, among others, Emanuel Ax and Weiss's wife, Anna Polonsky. In 1999 he won the Gilmore Young Artist Award; in 2001 the Mieczyslaw Munz Award at the Juilliard School; in 2002 an Avery Fisher Career Grant; and in 2005, Juilliard's William Petschek Award.
“Brilliantly successful recording that is, in artistic terms, superlative. Orion Weiss is a pianist from whom we can eagerly anticipate hearing a great more in the future. Very highly recommended.” - International Record Review
“Orion Weiss has a prodigious technique that helps bring out the nuances in the music on this disc that embodies so many contrasting moods and colours. He can play whisper quiet when required and like thunder if necessary. He is as name to keep an eye out for.” - MusicWeb International