SUMMIT, NJ - Wei Luo, a 17-year old award-winning pianist, will be the next talented musician to grace the St. John’s Summit Concert Series (SJSCS) stage when she performs November 5, at 7 p.m.

Born in China, she began piano lessons at age five and gave her debut recital in Hong Kong at age six. In 2010, the then 11 year-old made her orchestral debut, performing Prokofiev’s Concerto No. 3 with the Shanghai Philharmonic.

Wei Luo has since performed with other highly acclaimed orchestras around the world, competed in multiple competitions for young musicians, and is currently studying at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, under the tutelage of Gary Graffman.

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“Wei Luo is an outstanding young musician who has delighted audiences with her extreme talent and musicianship," said SJSCS President Kenneth Bryson. "We think that all music lovers will enjoy this concert, and young musicians will be inspired by Luo’s talent and success at such a young age.”

The November 5 performance will feature her speedy tempos and powerful sound, Wei Luo's musical persona has been described as raw and imposing, leading The Philadelphia Inquirer to write, “She immerses herself in the music with an intensity that borders on madness .” Post-concert, the audience is invited to stay and enjoy a reception celebrating an evening of beautiful music.

Tickets, priced at $30 for general admission and $15 for children 12-under, are available by visiting or by calling 908-206-4250. For more information, including a list of future series concerts, visit

All performance take place at St. John's Lutheran Church in Summit, located at 587 Springfield Avenue.