Lei Weng, Music Faculty

Lei Weng

Area Head, Keyboard

Associate Professor of Music, Piano

Contact Information

Office: Frasier 23
Email: Lei.Weng@unco.edu
Phone Number: (970) 351-2615


Steinway Artist, Dr. Lei Weng was hailed as “a colorist of exemplary control” and “displayed a powerhouse technique and provided good contrast with its delicate moments” by the New York Concert Review for his sold-out Carnegie Hall debut. He has performed in such venues around the world as the Carnegie Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, Steinway Hall, Beijing Music Hall, Taichung Concert Hall, Kaohsiung Cultural Center, Canada’s Banff Center, Italy’s Campana Theater, Vienna’s Peterskirche, as well as music festivals including Tanglewood, Messiaen, Sarasota, Rocky Ridge, Breckenridge, and Cliburn Institute. As a frequent orchestral soloist, Weng has performed with orchestras in Cincinnati, Seattle, Indiana, Louisiana, Fort Worth, Fort Collins, Greeley, Kentucky, Beijing, Tianjin, Qingdao (China), Kaohsiung (Taiwan), Gimhae (Korea), as well as the China National Symphony and Chorus, Taiwan National Taitung University Symphony, UNC Symphony Orchestra and UNC Wind Ensemble.

Dr. Weng is the Keyboard Area Head at the UNC, and the recipient of UNC’s 2014-15 “CPVA Scholar of the Year”. He is also a frequent guest professor at major conservatories in Asia and Europe. Weng’s students have won top prizes in numerous national and international competitions and have performed with the Colorado Symphony, Breckenridge Festival Orchestra, and at New York’s Carnegie Hall. His students have been admitted into such prestigious music schools as the Juilliard School, Eastman School of Music, New England Conservatory, Peabody Institute, Cleveland Institute of Music, University of Cincinnati, and Manhattan School of Music.

Dr. Weng has served in jury panels in many national and international piano competitions, including: Cleveland International Piano Competition, China National Piano Competition, Mexico National Piano Competition, Hong Kong International Music and Arts Competition, Italy “Nuova Coppa Pianisti” Competition, and MTNA Competitions. Dr. Weng also serves as the Chairman of the Mu Phi Epsilon Music Foundation’s Keyboard Scholarships.

Dr. Weng received his M.M and D.M.A degrees from the University of Cincinnati, and B.M. from the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing. His primary teachers include Frank Weinstock, William Black, Claude Frank, Xie Yuan, Guo Zhihong, and Zhou Guangren.

Listen to Dr. Lei Weng

F. Chopin: Piano Sonata No. 2 in B-flat Minor, Op 35. I Grave – Doppio movimento (Live Concert Recording)

Beethoven Piano Sonata Op. 109 in E Major I

Beethoven Piano Sonata Op. 109 in E Major II

Beethoven Piano Sonata Op. 109 in E Major III

Ravel Scarbo, from Gaspard de la Nuit

Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3 in D Minor, III

Rachmaninoff Rhapsody On A Theme of Paganini

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