Hailed as “a strong personality with technique and power to spare” (Philadelphia Inquirer), Micah McLaurin is a leading pianist of his generation. He has appeared in and been photographed and interviewed by major publications such as Paper Magazine, WWD, Resident Magazine, and other New York publications. His unique, depth of expression, commanding technique and personal flair and style have garnered him a large social media following, unusual for a classical musician. A versatile artist, Micah does not adhere to a strict “classical” repertoire and creates original arrangements of pop songs and expresses himself through fashion, pushing the boundaries of what it means to be a 21st century pianist.
Micah has performed as soloist with major orchestras around the world including The Cleveland Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, Orquesta 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, Micah debuted at the Key Biscayne Piano Festival, the Queens Symphony Orchestra, and the Spoleto Festival, where he performed Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with conductor Jonathon Heyward. He made his second appearance for the Miami Piano Festival to play a solo recital of Liszt and Scriabin. In January 2020, he joined countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo as part of the Guggenheim’s Works and Process series. Recently, he performed solo recitals in several cities in Italy including Milan, and made his debut in Rome at Parca della Música- Sala Santa Cecilia, one of the premier concert halls of Italy.
Last season, he made his Lincoln Center solo recital debut at Alice Tully Hall and performed as part of the Youth America Grand Prix Gala at the David Koch Theater. In 2018, Micah made his Philadelphia Orchestra solo debut under Kensho Watanabe in Bernstein’s Symphony No. 2 “The Age of Anxiety”