Free Masterclass  I  O’Donnell Recital Hall  I  Owen Center for the Arts SMU  I  6101 Bishop Blvd, Dallas, TX 75205

Follow along as groups of Junior Competition participants play for and learn from some of the world’s top pianists and teachers.

About Orion Weiss

One of the most sought-after soloists in his generation of young American musicians, pianist Orion Weiss has performed with the major American orchestras, including the Chicago Symphony, Boston Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and New York Philharmonic. Also known for his affinity and enthusiasm for chamber music, Mr. Weiss performs regularly with violinists Augustin Hadelich, William Hagen, Benjamin Beilman, and James Ehnes, and the Ariel, Parker, and Pacifica Quartets. His impressive list of awards includes the Gilmore Young Artist Award, an Avery Fisher Career Grant, and the Classical Recording Foundation’s Young Artist of the Year in September 2010. A native of Lyndhurst, OH, 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.