WAYNE WENG pianist
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Pianist Wayne Weng’s playing has been described as “vibrant and immensely musical,” and as having “delicacy amounting to almost reverence […] through gossamer touch” (Wiltshire Gazette & Herald).  His “ability to modulate the piano’s sound […] coupled with his great ear easily gave him an edge” (Sioux City Journal) to win the first prize at the 2013 Iowa Piano Competition.  He was also a prizewinner at the Washington International Competition for Piano, where his performance in the final round “raised the excitement level of the afternoon several notches.” (The Washington Post).

As a soloist as well as a collaborator, Wayne Weng has performed in Canada, the United States, England, Italy, France, Holland, Belgium, Austria, Serbia, Egypt, Hong Kong and Taiwan.  His performances have been featured on radio stations such as WFMT Chicago, WQXR New York, CBC Radio and Seattle King FM.

He has performed concerti with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Sioux City Symphony Orchestra, Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra, Yonkers Philharmonic Orchestra, West Coast Symphony, Philharmonic Orchestra of University of Alicante, Victoria Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Seattle, and the Avanti Orchestra.  

Wayne Weng’s musical interests and skills extend beyond classical music.  An avid improviser, he frequently offers music from the American Songbook to the Beatles to Radiohead as encores. 

 

So often these days speed of playing and excessive volume are seen as pointers of musical appreciation and expertise. Refreshingly, not so with Weng.
— Wiltshire Gazette & Herald
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