Andrew von Oeyen, piano
Monday, December 2, 2013 at 7:30 pm in the Mike Lazaridis Theatre of Ideas
|Johann Sebastian Bach||Partita No. 1 in B-flat Major, BWV 825|
|Robert Schumann||Humoreske, Op. 20|
|Franz Liszt||Ballade No. 2 in b minor, s. 171|
|Maurice Ravel||Pavane pour une infante défunte|
|Student (with valid full-time student ID)||$55|
Andrew von Oeyen has already established himself as one of the most captivating pianists of his generation. Since his debut at age 16 with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Esa-Pekka Salonen, Mr. von Oeyen has performed to critical acclaim in recital and orchestral appearances around the world.
Commanding an extensive and diverse repertoire, Mr. von Oeyen has performed the major concertos of the keyboard literature -- Bartok, Barber, Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Liszt, Gershwin, Grieg, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Prokofiev, Rachmaninoff, Ravel, Schumann, Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky -- with such ensembles as the Philadelphia Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, National Symphony, Detroit Symphony, Cincinnati Symphony, Saint Louis Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Atlanta Symphony, Berlin Symphony Orchestra, Singapore Symphony, Grant Park Orchestra, Ravinia Festival Orchestra, Utah Symphony, Rochester Philharmonic, Slovenian Philharmonic and Slovak Philharmonic. As both soloist and conductor he has led concerti and orchestral works by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Ravel and Kurt Weill at Spoleto Festival USA. On July 4, 2009, von Oeyen performed at the U.S. Capitol with the National Symphony in "A Capitol Fourth," reaching millions worldwide in the multi-award winning PBS live telecast.
Mr. von Oeyen has appeared in recital at Wigmore Hall and Barbican Hall in London, Lincoln Center in New York, the Kennedy Center in Washington, Boston's Symphony Hall, Zürich's Tonhalle, Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow, Bolshoi Zal in St. Petersburg, Dublin's National Concert Hall, Royce Hall in Los Angeles, the Herbst Theater in San Francisco, Sala São Paulo, Teatro Olimpico in Rome, in Bucharest, Vietnam, Macau, and in every major concert hall of Japan and South Korea. During the 2009-2010 season, he toured Japan twice, performing Beethoven and Rachmaninoff concerti with the Berlin Symphony Orchestra, and later that season in recital. He also appeared in recital with violinist Sarah Chang throughout Europe, North America and Asia, which culminated in a recording for EMI, in addition to regular guest appearances with orchestras worldwide and appearances at the Aspen and Saratoga music festivals. 2011 saw the release of an award-winning album of Liszt works under the Delos label, including the Sonata in B Minor, Vallée d'Obermann and Wagner and Verdi opera transcriptions.
The 2011/12 season included appearances with the Prague Philharmonia, Detroit Symphony, Orchestre Philharmonique de Marseille, Berlin Symphony Orchestra, Pacific Symphony, San Diego Symphony, Calgary Philharmonic, North Carolina Symphony, Oklahoma City Philharmonic, Omaha Symphony, Slovak Philharmonic, a tour with the Slovenian Philharmonic and recitals in the US, Austria, France, Italy, Spain and Japan. In the 2012-13 season, Mr. Von Oeyen returns to Japan for an extensive recital tour filmed by NHK, performs with the Detroit Symphony and Sir Andrew Davis, the Russian National Orchestra, Geneva Chamber Orchestra, Philharmonisches Orchester der Stadt Trier, Slovak Philharmonic, Sarasota Orchestra, Santa Rosa Symphony, Slovenian Philharmonic, appears at the festivals of Ravinia, Chautauqua, Incontri di Sienna (Italy) and Festival del Sole (Napa, CA), and releases a new album of Debussy and Stravinsky piano works. Forthcoming engagements in 2013/14 include the Vancouver Symphony, Florida Orchestra, Grand Rapids Symphony, Phoenix Symphony, Naples Philharmonic, Oklahoma City Symphony, New West Symphony, Billings Symphony, Slovenian Philharmonic and Slovenian Radio Orchestra, in addition to recitals across the US, Europe and Japan.
In recent seasons, Mr. von Oeyen has appeared at the festivals of Aspen, Ravinia, Saratoga, Spoleto, Schubertiade, Festival del Sole, Grant Park, Grand Teton, Mainly Mozart, Bellingham and Gilmore. He won the prestigious Gilmore Young Artist Award in 1999 and also took First Prize in the Leni Fe Bland Foundation National Piano Competition in 2001.
Born in the U.S. in 1979, Andrew von Oeyen began his piano studies at age 5 and made his solo orchestral debut at age 10. 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. Mr. von Oeyen lives in New York and Paris.