Andrew Tyson, piano
Hailed by BBC Radio 3 as “a real poet of the piano,” Andrew Tyson is emerging as a distinctive and important new musical voice.
Andrew Tyson’s busy 2017-2018 schedule takes him throughout the United States and Europe. Highlights this season include his Vienna Konzerthaus debut with the Haydn Philharmonic Orchestra, a performance of Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Orchestra della Svizzera italiana under the baton of Vladimir Ashkenazy, as soloist with the Kansas City Symphony and the Boise Philharmonic, as well as recitals at the Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, the Miami International Piano Festival, and on the Gilmore Rising Stars Recital Series.
Recipient of a 2013 Avery Fisher Career Grant, Mr. Tyson is Laureate of the 2013 Queen Elisabeth Competition and captured First Prize at the 2015 Géza Anda Competition, where he was also awarded the Mozart and Audience Prizes. He has appeared as soloist with the Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra with Vladamir Spivakov, with the National Orchestra of Belgium under Marin Alsop, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, the Las Vegas Philharmonic, the North Carolina Symphony, the Edmonton Symphony and the Louisville Orchestra.
Mr. Tyson is a Laureate at the 2012 Leeds International Piano Competition, where he won the new Terence Judd-Hallé Orchestra Prize, awarded to the pianist chosen by the orchestra and conductor Sir Mark Elder. His initial engagement with the Hallé Orchestra was so acclaimed that it has led to an ongoing relationship and several performances with the orchestra.
Andrew’s two recital discs have been issued on the Alpha Classics label. His debut disc comprises the complete Chopin Preludes while his second album released in March 2017 features works by Scriabin and Ravel.
He has performed at the Library of Congress, the National Chopin Foundation, Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival, the Brevard Music Festival, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and the Morgan Library and Museum. Abroad, he has performed at the Brussels Piano Festival, Beethoven Fest in Bonn, the Musée du Louvre in Paris, the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, the Filharmonia Narodowa in Poland, the Sintra Festival in Portugal, and the Music Viva Festival in Australia.
In 2013, Mr. Tyson gave his New York recital debut in the Young Concert Artists Series at Merkin Hall and in Washington, DC debut at the Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater. After winning the prestigious Leo B. Ruiz Memorial Recital, he performed at Carnegie’s Weil Recital Hall and NDR Hanover Concert Hall. As winner of the Young Concert Artists International Auditions in 2011, Mr. Tyson was awarded Young Concert Artists’ Paul A. Fish Memorial Prize and the John Browning Memorial Prize.
Mr. Tyson made his orchestral debut at the age of 15 with the Guilford Symphony as winner of the Eastern Music Festival Competition. After early studies with Dr. Thomas Otten of the University of North Carolina, he attended the Curtis Institute of Music, where he worked with Claude Frank. He later earned his Master’s degree and Artist Diploma at The Juilliard School with Robert McDonald, where he won the Gina Bachauer Piano Competition and received the Arthur Rubinstein Prize in Piano.
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