Huge International Piano Festival in Princeton Features 15-Year-Old Curtis Student

Plus, Dick Hyman is on the roster, who is a regular WRTI staple and a jazz legend.

Wei Luo, a 15 year-old Curtis student, is part of the Golandsky Institute Festival.

Wei Luo, a 15-year-old Curtis student, is part of the Golandsky Institute Festival.

The Golandsky Institute’s International Piano Festival kicked off Sunday in Princeton, and several musicians who are taking part in the seven-day series of concerts have Philadelphia connections.

15 year-old Wei Luo, a young piano prodigy and student at Curtis Institute, will be making her Princeton debut at the festival. One of the musician’s professors has called her “the most gifted pianist they had ever heard,” and the festival’s organizers believe she may be “the next major pianist coming from Curtis.” She’ll be performing on Thursday, July 16th at 8 pm at Princeton University’s Taplin Auditorium.

Also on the roster is the incredible Dick Hyman, who has recorded over 100 albums and collaborated with jazz legends Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie. His solo show is scheduled for Friday, July 17th at 8 pm at Princeton University’s Taplin Auditorium.

Dick Hyman

Dick Hyman

The Golandsky Festival is now in its twelfth season and plays Princeton University through the July 18th. Six recitals will be presented during the festival, which draws hundreds to Princeton to not only hear music, but take part in lectures, master classes, and technique clinics. The Golandsky Institute is the world’s premiere center for the Taubman Approach, a strategy that helps musicians “prevent and/or reduce playing-related injury.”

Tickets to the recitals are $25 each and can be purchased by visiting their website.