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"When you're named after one of the biggest constellations in the night sky, the pressure is on to display a little star power — and the young pianist Orion Weiss did exactly that in a high-powered and often ferocious recital Saturday afternoon at the Terrace Theater. Weiss has been racking up an impressive string of triumphs lately (he filled in at the last minute for an ailing Leon Fleischer last summer, turning in a raved-about performance with the Boston Symphony), and Saturday's recital showed why. Just 30, the pianist has an exceptionally clean technique with virtuosity to spare."

-Washington Post

"He is clearly a pianist to watch."

-Los Angeles Times

"...an effortlessly brilliant performer. ...With technique to burn and strongly personable energy, Weiss, who has already won the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant, would seem to have a major career in front of him."

-The Arizona Republic

"The gods of music must be smiling upon Orion Weiss.  Here was playing of inspired virtuosity, but with bountiful thought behind the technical strength."

-The Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH)

"Weiss' playing is at once sensitive and technically dazzling and he manages to elicit an ethereal quality at just the right moments, for just the right amount of time.  The result is a bewitching sense of yearning and – above all – passion."

-Daily Camera (Boulder, Co)

"Every rhythmic device, every coloration, every piquant harmony was in place, driven by a remarkable musical intelligence working through fingers of astonishing strength and agility.  It was simply breathtaking, defying further analysis."

-Herald-Tribune (Sarasota, FL)

"Weiss played with a strong sense of line and shape, delivered with a fluid technical command."

-Akron Beacon Journal

"Visibly absorbed, he played music from the inside out, transcending its formidable technical challenges and endowing its rhythmic and harmonic innovations with terrific conviction and expressive vitality.  It was a thrill to hear him play so well."

-Santa Barbara News-Press