Young pianist subs for Watts in concert

Pianist Wei Luo will present a program of works by Haydn, Chopin, Shostakovich, Schubert, and Beethoven on Sunday, Nov. 13, 4 p.m., at Wilton Congregational Church, 70 Ridgefield Road. Luo is stepping in for André Watts, who was originally scheduled to perform in the Candlelight Concerts presentation, but had to cancel because of illness.

Luo is subbing for Watts in much the same way he launched his career at the age of 16 by filling in for an ailing Glenn Gould in a 1963 performance with the New York Philharmonic, conducted by Leonard Bernstein.  

Born in Shenzhen, China, Luo began piano lessons at age 5, and gave her debut recital in Hong Kong at age 6. Winner of numerous competitions in China, Wei also claimed first prize in the 11th Chopin International Competition for Young Pianists in Poland and the second Rachmaninov International Piano Competition for Young Pianists in Frankfurt, both in 2010. She made her orchestral debut with the Shanghai Philharmonic in 2010.

Ticket information: 203-762-3401.