The Gilmore Concert
Battle Creek Symphony
Wei Luo, Gilmore Young Artist
W.K. Kellogg Auditorium
Saturday, May 5, 2018, 7:30 pm
Backstage Pass preconcert talk, 6:40 pm
Every two years, Battle Creek audiences wait with anticipation to see who the Gilmore Keyboard Festival selects as their “Gilmore Young Artist.” You’ll be one of the first to discover the talents of the 2018 winner, destined to become one of the next generation of piano superstars, performing Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini.
2018 Gilmore Young Artist Wei Luo gave her first recital at age six. The winner of numerous competitions in China, Wei Luo also claimed first prize in the 11th Chopin International Competition for Young Pianists in Poland and the Rachmaninov International Piano Competition for Young Pianists in Frankfurt, both in 2010.
Luo is currently completing her studies at the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music.
The program includes Rimsky Korsakov's Russian Easter Overture and comes to a close with Dvorak’s Symphony No. 8. Dvorak said of this cheerful piece, “Melodies simply pour out of me” as he worked on this composition.
Wei Luo's performance is made possible in partnership with the Gilmore Keyboard Festival and Robert and Eleanor DeVries.