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Piano

Andrew von Oeyen began his piano studies at age five and made his solo orchestral debut at age ten. An alumnus of Columbia University and a 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 also took first prize in the Leni Fe Bland Foundation National Piano Competition in 2001. 

Since his debut at age sixteen with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Mr. von Oeyen has performed a broad spectrum of concerto repertory with such ensembles as the Berlin Symphony Orchestra, New Japan Philharmonic, Singapore Symphony, Grant Park Orchestra, Ravinia Festival Orchestra, Orchestre Symphonique de Marseille, Geneva Chamber Orchestra, Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra, and the orchestras of Philadelphia, Detroit, Saint Louis, Seattle, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Vancouver, and Utah. He made his San Francisco Symphony debut in 2006. As both soloist and conductor, he has led concertos and orchestral works by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Ravel, and Kurt Weill.  

Highlights of Mr. von Oeyen's 2017-18 engagements include his Vienna debut in the Konzerthaus performing Leonard Bernstein's Age of Anxiety; appearances with the Mariinsky Orchestra, Dallas Opera Orchestra, Prague Philharmonia, Memphis Symphony, Sarasota Orchestra, Slovenian Philharmonic, Slovak Philharmonic, Sacramento Symphony, Pasadena Symphony, Dallas Symphony, Teatro La Fenice Orchestra, and Jerusalem Symphony; and recitals throughout Europe and the US. 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 debut album under that label, including works for piano and orchestra by Saint-Saëns, Ravel, and Gershwin, was released in 2017. In 2013 Mr. von Oeyen released an album including piano works by Debussy and Stravinsky, and two pieces written for him by David Newman, under the Delos label. Other releases include a 2011 award-winning Liszt album on Delos and the Chopin-Debussy-Ravel digital album Andrew von Oeyen: Live in Recital (2013).

Born in the US, and of German and Dutch origin, Mr. von Oeyen lives in Paris and Los Angeles. For more information, visit vonoeyen.com.

(June 2018)