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Orion Weiss is an American pianist. He was a student of Carol Lubetkin, Daniel Shapiro, Sergei Babayan, Kathryn Brown, and Edith Reed. From 1991 to 1995, he attended Interlochen Arts Camp, each year winning the concerto competition. In February 1999, he made his debut with the Cleveland Orchestra in a performance of Liszt's Piano Concerto No. 1, which was followed a month later by a performance of Shostakovich's Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, with Weiss substituting on short notice for André Watts. Between 1995 and 2000, Weiss studied with Paul Schenly at the Cleveland Institute of Music and was a pupil of Emanuel Ax at the Juilliard School, where he graduated in 2004. He has appeared as a concert soloist with many important orchestras, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the San Francisco Symphony, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, and the New York Philharmonic. Weiss has played at major venues across the United States, including chamber music and solo recitals at Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center, and he has performed double piano concertos and duos with his wife, pianist Anna Polonsky. He takes part in a teaching residency, the Red Escuela de Musica Festicamara Medellin in Colombia, and he is a regular performer at music festivals, including the Tanglewood Music Festival, the Seattle Chamber Music Festival, and Camerata Pacifica. He has recorded for Naxos, collaborating with JoAnn Falletta and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra in a series of Gershwin's complete works for piano and orchestra.