“So persuasive is McLaurin’s conviction that he only had to touch the first chords of the Larghetto, and the concert hall seemed to unhinge from ordinary time….”
Hailed as “a strong personality with technique and power to spare” (Philadelphia Inquirer), Micah McLaurin is a leading pianist of his generation who uses creative talent and fashion to challenge public perception of the 21st century “classical” musician.
McLaurin has performed as soloist with major orchestras around the world including The Cleveland Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, Orquestra Filarmónica de Montevideo, Charleston Symphony Orchestra, South Carolina Philharmonic, Musicfest Perugia Orchestra, Virginia Symphony, Music Academy of the West’s Academy Orchestra, and the North Carolina Symphony.
During the 2019-20 season, McLaurin debuts at the Key Biscayne Piano Festival, the Queens Symphony Orchestra, and the Spoleto Festival, where he will perform Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with conductor Jonathon Heyward. He returns this season for the Miami Piano Festival to play a solo recital of Liszt and Scriabin. In January 2020, he will join countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo as part of the Guggenheim’s Works and Process series. This season, he will also compete as a semi-finalist in the Premio Internazionale Antonio Mormone, performing two solo recitals in Milan.
American pianist Micah McLaurin plays "Danza de la Moza Donosa" (Dance of the Beautiful Maiden) at MIPF Discovery Series 2019.
Micah McLaurin performs at Aventura Arts & Cultural Center the Nocturne Op. 9 No. 2 by Frédéric Chopin.
Russian pianist Ilya Itin speaks about Nikolai Medtner's Op. 38 & 39 "Forgotten Melodies", prior to a performance of the same pieces.
This first event of MIPFA academic year 20/21 premieres our virtual platform —the first of many to come during this season!