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.
He has appeared as soloist with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, the
New England Philharmonic, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and the
Orchestra Nationale de Belgique under the baton of Marin Alsop. Last
season, he made his Stern Auditorium debut playing Beethoven’s Choral
Fantasy with Mark Shapiro leading the Cecilia Choir and Orchestra. His
performances have also been broadcast on WQXR’s “McGraw Hill Financial
Young Artists Showcase” in New York City. His recent engagements include
a performance of Mozart concerto K. 453 with members of the Metropolitan
Opera Orchestra in White Plains, and solo recitals in Shreveport,
Washington DC, and New York City.
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. As of the 2017
season, Mr. Weng is a full-time of the 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, where
he has completed the residential portion of their doctoral degree
program and was awarded a Master of Musical Arts degree in May 2014. Mr.
Weng explored the topics of timelessness and memory in Schubert’s late
works, which hold a special place in his repertoire and musical
During his time at Yale, Mr. Weng served as an instructor in
undergraduate piano and secondary piano. He is currently on faculty at
the Turtle Bay School of Music, and maintains a private studio in
Manhattan, where he resides.