12 January 2018
“Andrew von Oeyen leaves you convinced that he can do absolutely anything he likes with a keyboard.”
The Chicago Tribune
Hailed worldwide for his elegant and insightful interpretations, balanced artistry and brilliant technique, Andrew von Oeyen has established himself as one of the most captivating pianists of his generation.
Since his debut at the age of sixteen with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Esa-Pekka Salonen, von Oeyen has excelled in an intentionally broad spectrum of repertoire – Bartók, Barber, Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Fauré, Ligeti, Liszt, Gershwin, Grieg, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Prokofiev, Rachmaninoff, Ravel, Schumann, Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky – with such ensembles as the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the San Francisco Symphony, the National Symphony, the Detroit Symphony, the Cincinnati Symphony, the Saint Louis Symphony, the Seattle Symphony, the Atlanta Symphony, the Berliner Symphoniker, the Singapore Symphony, the Grant Park Orchestra, the Ravinia Festival Orchestra, the Vancouver Symphony, the Utah Symphony, the Orchestre Symphonique de Marseille, the Geneva Chamber Orchestra, the Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra, the Slovenian Philharmonic and the Slovak Philharmonic. As both soloist and conductor he has led concerti and orchestral works by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Ravel and Kurt Weill. On 4 July 2009, von Oeyen performed at the US Capitol with the National Symphony in Capitol Fourth, reaching millions worldwide in the multi-award winning PBS live telecast.
Von Oeyen has appeared in recital at Wigmore Hall and the Barbican Hall in London, the Lincoln Center in New York, the Kennedy Center in Washington, Boston’s Symphony Hall, Zurich’s Tonhalle, the Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow, the Great Hall of the Philharmonic in St Petersburg, Dublin’s National Concert Hall, Royce Hall in Los Angeles, the Herbst Theater in San Francisco, the Sala São Paulo, the Teatro Olimpico in Rome, in Bucharest, Hanoi, Macau and in every major concert hall of Japan and South Korea.
Von Oeyen’s 2014–2015 engagements include, among others, appearances with the Prague Philharmonia, the New Japan Philharmonic, the Kyushu Symphony, the Detroit Symphony, the Calgary Philharmonic, the Jacksonville Symphony, the Slovak Philharmonic, an extensive recital tour in Japan, festival appearances at Ravinia, Mainly Mozart and Oregon Britt and a survey of the five Beethoven piano concerti, conducted from the keyboard. On 31 December he appeared at the Royal Opera House in Muscat for the Sultanate of Oman’s New Year’s Eve Gala.
His 2013–2014 engagements included appearances with the Vancouver Symphony, the Florida Orchestra, the Grand Rapids Symphony, the Phoenix Symphony, the Naples Philharmonic, the Oklahoma City Symphony, the New West Symphony, the Slovenian Philharmonic and the Slovenian Radio Orchestra in addition to recitals across North America and Europe, festival appearances at Ravinia, Chautauqua, Incontri di Sienna (Italy) and the Festival del Sole (Napa, California) and duo recitals with violinist Sarah Chang.
In 2013 von Oeyen released a critically acclaimed album of Debussy and Stravinsky piano works on the Delos label (including two pieces written for him by composer David Newman), following his 2011 award-winning album of Liszt works on the same label. 2013 also saw the release of the Chopin-Debussy-Ravel digital album Andrew von Oeyen: Live in Recital. Born in the USA in 1979, Andrew von Oeyen began his piano studies at the age of five and made his solo orchestral debut aged 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 1st prize at the Leni Fe Bland Foundation National Piano Competition in 2001. Von Oeyen lives in Paris and Los Angeles.