“remarkably powerful and intense… fine technique and musicianship in the service of an arresting array of music” - The New York Times
“Yael Weiss showed herself to be a pianist who delves deeply and tellingly into that cloudy area where fantasy morphs into improvisation, inventiveness being common to both.” - The Washington Post
A captivating presence on the concert scene, award-winning Israeli-American pianist Yael Weiss has been hailed by many of today's greatest musicians and critics for visionary interpretations of surpassing depth, immediacy and communicative power. Ms. Weiss has performed across the United States, Europe, Japan, Korea, New Zealand and South America at venues such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, Benaroya Hall, Moscow’s Bolshoi Hall and London’s Wigmore Hall. Ms. Weiss has appeared as soloist with many international orchestras, including the Prague Chamber Orchestra, Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, the Seattle Symphony, Santa Fe Symphony, Israel Chamber Orchestra, and the Brazil National Symphony. She is also in demand at international music festivals, such as Marlboro, Ravinia, City of London, Banff, Parry Sound, Caramoor, Hornby Island Festival, Changwon International Festival, and the Seattle Chamber Music Festival.
A significant part of Ms. Weiss’s current touring schedule is devoted to her international commissioning and performance project, “32 Bright Clouds: Beethoven Conversations Around the World”. This groundbreaking endeavor brings together composers from 32 countries of conflict and unrest throughout the world, joined together in sending a message of oneness and peace. Each new composition is inspired by one of Beethoven’s 32 Piano Sonatas, and the entire cycle of new works is unified by a single “peace motif” from Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis. This season Ms. Weiss is presenting “32 Bright Clouds” recitals in Korea, Cuba, Canada and in venues throughout the US, featuring programs that combine Beethoven with new works from around the world. Visit Yael Weiss More about 32 Bright Clouds