Andrew von Oeyen
Since his debut at age sixteen with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Esa-Pekka Salonen, American pianist Andrew von Oeyen has performed with leading orchestras and in recital at such venues as Wigmore Hall and Barbican Hall in London, Lincoln Center in New York, the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, Boston’s Symphony Hall, Zurich’s Tonhalle, and Moscow’s Tchaikovsky Hall. As soloist and conductor he has led concertos and orchestral works by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Ravel, and Weill. In 2009 he performed with the National Symphony in the PBS live telecast A Capitol Fourth, reaching an audience of millions. He made his San Francisco Symphony debut in 2006.
Mr. von Oeyen’s 2019-20 engagements include, among others, appearances with the Atlanta Symphony, PKF-Prague Philharmonia, Orquesta Filarmonica de Buenos Aires, Murten Classics Festival in Switzerland, National Youth Orchestra of Canada, Zagreb Philharmonic, Jerusalem Symphony, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, and in recitals across the US and Europe. Additionally, he makes his debut in Kuwait City’s Teatro Colon and records his third album for Warner Classics.
The 2018-19 season saw the pianist make his debut in Vienna’s Konzerthaus, in addition to appearances with the Mariinsky Orchestra, Dallas Symphony, Vancouver Symphony, Louisville Orchestra, Bilbao Symphony, Biel Solothurn Symphony, Northern Czech Philharmonic, and Hong Kong’s HKBU Orchestra, among others. He also returned to the Royal Opera House, Muscat, for the Sultanate of Oman’s New Year’s Eve Gala.
In 2016, Mr. von Oeyen became an exclusive Warner Classics recording artist. His most recent album for the label, which includes Debussy’s Fantaisie for Piano and Orchestra, was released in August 2018. His Warner debut album—featuring works for piano and orchestra by Saint-Saëns, Ravel, and Gershwin—was released in 2017. Previously he released an album of Debussy and Stravinsky piano works (along with two pieces written for him by David Newman) and an award-winning album of Liszt works, both for the Delos label. 2013 also saw the release of Andrew von Oeyen: Live in Recital, presenting works by Chopin, Debussy, and Ravel.
Of German and Dutch origin, Mr. von Oeyen began his piano studies at age five and made his solo orchestral debut at age ten. An alumnus of Columbia University and graduate of the Juilliard School, where his principal teachers were Herbert Stessin and Jerome Lowenthal, he has also worked with Alfred Brendel and Leon Fleisher. He won the Gilmore Young Artist Award in 1999 and took first prize in the Leni Fe Bland Foundation National Piano Competition in 2001. He lives in Paris and Los Angeles.