Stefan Weiler was born in 1992 in Karlsruhe, Germany.
He was introduced to classical music from a very young age by his parents, receiving his first piano lessons from his mother, Ok-young You, a Korean concert pianist, when he was seven years old.
Since 2002, he has won several first prizes of the German music competition “Jugend Musiziert” for children and adolescents.
In 2008, he also started participating and winning prizes at international piano competitions such as the Concurso Internazionale di Barletta, the Concurso Pianistico Internazionale “Mozart” di Frascatti, the Concurso Internazionale di Padua in Italy, and the Concurs International Merignac in Bordeaux, France. In 2011, he won the 1st prize in his age category at the Anemos International Competition in Rome, Italy.
In 2015, he performed Mozart’s Piano Concerto No.26 in D Major with the Pärnu Linnaorkester in Estonia, and in 2016, he was invited to the distinguished Piano Texas Festival.
Besides frequent concert appearances, he was a student of Irina Edelstein, Wolfgang Bloser, and Felix Gottlieb, who was himself a student of the great Russian pianist Emil Gilels. Additionally, Mr. Weiler took lessons and master classes with Karl-Heinz Kämmerling, Konstantin Scherbakov, Dmitri Alexeev, Arbo Valdma, Ferenc Rados, and Dr. Yoheved Kaplinsky.
Mr. Weiler received the prestigious Nordan Scholarship at TCU and finished his Bachelor of Music (magna cum laude) under the tutelage of Dr. Tamás Ungár. He is currently pursuing his Master of Music degree at the University of Minnesota with Prof. Lydia Artymiw.