Winner of the 2016 Gilmore Young Artist Award, Micah McLaurin is one of the outstanding and unique pianists of his generation.
Micah McLaurin has performed as soloist with orchestras worldwide including The Cleveland Orchestra, Orquestra Filarmonica de Montevideo, Orquestra Juvenil de El Salvador, numerous times with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, Hilton Head Symphony, South Carolina Philharmonic, Perugia Festival Orchestra, Virginia Symphony, Battle Creek Symphony, and Music Academy of the West’s Academy Festival Orchestra.
He is a laureate of many international competitions such as the Ettlingen International Competition for Young Pianists, the Music Academy of the West Concerto Competition, and the Thomas and Evon Cooper International Piano Competition among others.
Micah McLaurin has performed recitals and chamber music internationally in the Spoleto Festival, Music Fest Perugia, Southeastern Piano Festival, International Piano Series at the College of Charleston, the Miami Chopin Foundation, Gilmore Festival, and Les Jeudis du Piano in Geneva. He recently made his Paris recital debut to rave reviews in Les Pianissimes Festival. He is a two-time participant at the prestigious Verbier Festival Academy, where he won the Tabor Piano Award in 2017. Last season's highlights included engagements with the North Carolina Symphony, The Paderewski Festival of Raleigh, a debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra performing Bernstein’s Age of Anxiety, as well as a performance this summer performing Gershwin Concerto in F with the Philadelphia Orchestra at the Mann Center.
Born in Charleston, SC, Micah McLaurin studied privately with Marsha Gerber and Enrique Graf until the age of 18. He then studied for five years at the Curtis Institute of Music with Gary Graffman and Robert McDonald, and this fall will continue studying at the Juilliard School with Jerome Lowenthal and Yoheved Kaplinsky. He attended the Music Academy of the West in 2014 and 2016.