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Join us for An Evening with Steinway Artist Dr. Lei Weng at


Schmitt Music Denver Saturday, April 5 at 6PM.
Steinway Artist Dr. Lei Weng was hailed as the exceptionally brilliant Chinese pianist in his Seattle

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Dr. Wengs program will include: Beethovens Sonata Op. 109, Patricio De Silvas Three Movements
for Solo Piano, all three movements of Ravels Gaspard de la Nuit, and Chopins Andante Spianato
et Grande Polonaise Brillante, Op. 22.

Biography:
Steinway Artist Dr. Lei Weng was hailed as the exceptionally brilliant Chinese pianist in his Seattle
debut with the Northwest Mahler Festival Symphony. The New York Concert Review acclaimed Lei
Weng for his Carnegie Hall sold-out debut as a colorist of exemplary control. Followed by an
immediate re-invitation, Lei Weng returned to Carnegie Hall two months later, when the New York
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Lei Weng is the laureate of many national and international competitions, including the top prizes in
the Isabel Scionti International Piano Competition and the Camerata Piano Competition, Silver
Medal in the Wideman International Piano Competition and 3rd prize at the Kingsville International

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Competition. He was also a prizewinner in the China National Piano Competition and the
TCU/Cliburn Piano Competition.
Lei Weng has given recitals at such prestigious venues as Carnegie Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, and
Steinway Hall in New York, the Phillips Collections in Washington D.C., Beijing Music Hall, Banff
Center in Canada, Campana Theater in Italy, and the Tanglewood and Messiaen Festivals.
As a frequent orchestral soloist, Lei Weng has appeared with orchestras from Cincinnati, Seattle,
Indiana, Louisiana, Fort Worth, Fort Collins, Greeley, Paducah, Beijing, Tianjin, as well as the China
National Symphony and Chorus, and the UNC Symphony and Wind Ensemble. He will perform in
the 2012-13 season with symphony orchestras of Longmont, Garland, Irving, Arlington, Tianjin
(China) and Gimhae (Korea).
A dedicated educator, Lei Weng is an Assistant Professor of Piano at the University of Northern
Colorado. He is frequently invited as a guest professor by prestigious conservatories in China,
Taiwan, and Korea. His students have been accepted by the Juilliard School, Eastman School, New
England Conservatory, Peabody Institute, Cleveland Institute, and the Manhattan School of Music.
Lei Weng received his M.M and D.M.A degrees in piano performance from the University of
Cincinnatis College-Conservatory of Music, and a bachelors degree in piano performance from the
Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing. His primary teachers include Frank Weinstock, William
Black, Claude Frank, Xie Yuan, Guo Zhihong, and Zhou Guangren. He is a featured artist of the
Swiss Global Artistic Foundation, and co-founder of the Colorado Piano Festival at the University of
Northern Colorado, and the Founder and Director of the Colorado International Piano Academy.
Dr. Weng became a Steinway Artist in 2012.
Hear audio samples (including Scarbo, from Gaspard de la Nuit) and more on the University of
Northern Colorado website CLICK HERE!

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