“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….”
Santa Barbara Independent
Micah McLaurin is one of the outstanding pianists of his generation. “A strong personality with technique and power to spare” the Philadelphia Enquirer said after his second engagement with the Philadelphia Orchestra this season.
Micah has performed as soloist with orchestras around the globe including the Cleveland Orchestra, Orquestra Filarmónica de Montevideo, Charleston Symphony Orchestra, South Carolina Philharmonic, Perugia Festival Orchestra, Virginia Symphony, Music Academy of the West’s Academy Orchestra and the North Carolina Symphony.
Winner of the Gilmore Young Artist Award he is also a laureate of the Ettlingen International Competition for Young Pianists, the Hilton Head International Competition and the Thomas and Evon Cooper International Piano Competition among many others.
Micah has performed recitals and chamber music at the Verbier Festival, Spoleto Festival, Music Fest Perugia, Aspen Festival, Southeastern Piano Festival, International Piano Series at the College of Charleston, the Miami Chopin Foundation, Gilmore Festival, Paderewski Festival of Raleigh, Les Jeudis du Piano in Geneva and Les Pianissimes Festival in Paris. In 2019, he recently made his Lincoln Center recital debut at Alice Tully Hall and performed at Lincoln Center’s David Koch Theater as part of the Youth America Grand Prix Gala.
He has collaborated with many conductors including Joshua Weilerstein, JoAnn Falletta, Jahja Ling, Nicholas McGegan and Ken Lam.
Born in 1994 in Charleston, Micah studied there with Marsha Gerber and Enrique Graf. He completed his bachelor’s degree program at the Curtis Institute of Music working with Robert McDonald and Gary Graffman. He now studies with Jerome Lowenthal and Veda Kaplinsky at the Juilliard School.