Lei Weng

Steinway Artist Lei Weng enjoys a successful international career as an accomplished pianist, a dedicated teacher, and a sought-after adjudicator and clinician. Hailed as “a colorist of exemplary control” by the New York Concert Review for his sold-out Carnegie Hall debut, he has performed at prestigious venues around the world, and at such music festivals as the Tanglewood Festival, Messiaen Festival, MusicFest Perugia (Italy), Pianoforte-Fest Meissen (Germany), Sarasota Festival, Breckenridge Music Festival, and International Keyboard Odyssiad & Festival.

A frequent concerto soloist, Weng has appeared with conductors Gerhardt Zimmerman, Steven Smith, Uri Segal, Robert Olson, Geoffrey Simon, Glen Cortese, Wes Kenney, Lingfen Wu, and with more than thirty orchestras in the U.S., Europe and Asia, including symphony orchestras of Fort Worth, Fort Collins, Beijing, Gimhae (Korea), Kaohsiung (Taiwan), Alicante (Spain), Perugia (Italy), Campinas (Brazil), and China National Symphony Orchestra.

An avid chamber music performer, Weng has collaborated with Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra Concertmaster Noah Bendix-Balgley, Chicago Symphony Orchestra Associate Concertmaster Stephanie Jeong, Dallas Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster Nathan Olson, and Naumburg International Competition Winner cellist David Requiro.

Weng has been invited to adjudicate the Cleveland International Piano Competition, International Rachmaninoff Piano Competition (Moscow), Hong Kong International Music Competition, “Nuova Coppa Pianisti” (Italy), China National Piano Competition, “Parnassus” Piano Competition (Mexico), and MTNA Competitions. He is the Chairman of Mu Phi Epsilon Foundation Keyboard Scholarships.

Weng is the Keyboard Area Head and Professor of Piano at the University of Northern Colorado. He is the Founder and Director of the Colorado International Piano Academy & Festival, an intensive summer piano program that takes place at UNC.