After a year of evaluating applications and recordings from all across the country, The American Prize for Piano Performance, Professional Division has been awarded to University of Northern Colorado Professor of Piano, Dr. Lei Weng. 

The American Prize National Nonprofit Competitions in the Performing Arts is the nation's most comprehensive series of contests in the classical arts. The American Prize is nonprofit, unique in scope and structure, and is designed to evaluate, recognize, and reward the best performers, ensembles, and composers in the United States based on submitted recordings. Learn more

"I feel sincerely honored to receive this award, and very much appreciate The American Prize and the jury panel for the recognition. I’d also like to express my gratitude to UNC and the School of Music, for their continuous support to my career and professional endeavors." 

Dr. Weng's Repertoire that won him the American Prize

Schumann: Symphonic Etudes

Lei Weng piano · Ravel: Gaspard de la Nuit. III, Scarbo