News Items - Washington Post hails Weiss for her
"liquid tone and unfailingly wise phrasing" ...
"remarkably powerful and intense.
. . fine technique and musicianship in the service of an arresting array of
The New York Times
"a pianist who delves
deeply and tellingly into that cloudy area where fantasy morphs into
improvisation, inventiveness being common to both."
The Washington Post
"Her fingers were perfectly choreographed for incredible Promethean runs
through Beethoven's Third Concerto. Weiss gave us melody
and fireworks at the same time. Each note rang with clarity and sparkled with
The Connecticut Post
"Pianist Yael Weiss, a 2002 Naumburg International Piano Competition
winner... played with a golden touch that could do no wrong."
Classical Voice North Carolina
"Yael Weiss managed both the lyricism and the subtle percussiveness of her
assignment with consummate artistry."
"Weiss, at the piano, produced gorgeous tones.... There was also in her
playing what the Germans term "klang," tones crystal clear and yet emerging from
the keyboard with harmonic overtones, a wondrous effect that not too many
pianists can realize."
The Herald Times
"Yael Weiss attracted my attention immediately by her exceptionally strong,
fluid left hand, able to generate sparkling arpeggios with a snap, rather than
merely keeping time."
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Italian Concerto - Presto
Feigin Piano Concerto
Mendelssohn Double Concerto
Mendelssohn Double Concerto
Yael Weiss, piano
Acclaimed as a
pianist of “consummate artistry” (Washington Post) Yael Weiss has performed
across the United States, Europe, Japan, Korea and South America at such venues
as the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall and London's Wigmore
Hall. Her New York recital debut, presented by the Metropolitan Museum, was
acclaimed by the New York Times as "remarkably powerful and intense... fine
technique and musicianship in the service of an arresting array of music."
Weiss is a captivating presence on the concert scene. Singled out for her
visionary interpretations of surpassing depth, immediacy and communicative
power, she is active as concerto soloist, recitalist, chamber musician and
recording artist. An award winning artist, she has appeared with the Seattle
Symphony Orchestra, Chautauqua Festival Orchestra, Prague Chamber Orchestra,
Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, Israel Chamber Orchestra, and the Brazil National
Symphony, among others. With a discography that encompasses piano works by over
a dozen composers, she has recently released "Robert Schumann: Piano Works" and
"88 Keys to Joy", both on the Koch International Classics label. About her
Schumann recording, Audiophile Magazine's Gary Lemco wrote: "Sensitive,
scholarly renditions of alternative Schumann repertory, each a labor of love."
Ms. Weiss is also devoted to chamber music, and tours worldwide with her piano
trio, the Weiss-Kaplan-Newman Trio with violinist Mark Kaplan and cellist Clancy
Newman. Her recordings with the trio include 2 CDs on the Bridge Records label, and
a feature on the "Best of St. Paul Sunday" CD.
Yael Weiss is a regular favorite at international music festivals including the
Marlboro, Ravinia, City of London, Banff, Parry Sound, Caramoor, and the Seattle
Chamber Music Festival. From 1999 to 2003 she served as Artistic Director of the
Hersher Foundation Chamber Music Series in Connecticut. Yael Weiss is known to
radio and television audiences worldwide, having been a frequent guest on
National Public Radio, the BBC in London, and New York's WQXR and WNYC. She has
appeared numerous times on Israeli television, and presented a recital filmed
live for NHK television in Japan.
Ms. Weiss has been honored with distinguished
prizes from the 2002 Naumburg International Piano Competition and the Kosciusko
Foundation Chopin Piano Competition, and has been a recipient of the Presser
Award as well as grants from the America-Israel Cultural Foundation. She has
presented masterclasses for universities throughout the United States and
Europe, and has served on the faculty of the Indiana University School of
Music. She studied with Richard Goode and Edward Aldwell at the Mannes College
of Music and with Leon Fleisher at the Peabody Conservatory. Yael Weiss makes
her home in New York City.