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Andrew Tyson

  • Andrew Tyson
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Hailed by BBC Radio 3 as “a real poet of the piano”, Andrew Tyson is emerging as a distinctive and important new musical voice. In summer 2015, he was awarded First Prize at the Géza Anda Competition in Zurich, as well as the Mozart and the Audience Prizes. These victories have resulted in numerous performances throughout Europe under the auspices of the Géza Anda Foundation.


Andrew is a laureate of the Leeds International Piano Competition where he won the new Terence Judd-Hallé Orchestra Prize, awarded by the orchestra and conductor Sir Mark Elder. Enjoying an ongoing relationship with the orchestra, Andrew joined them again last season for several performances. With concerto performances taking him across North America and Europe, Andrew has performed with orchestras from the North Carolina Symphony and the Orchestra of St. Luke's at Alice Tully Hall, to the SWR Symphony Orchestra Stuttgart, Musikkollegium Winterthur and the National Orchestra of Belgium under Marin Alsop. Highlights this season include his Vienna Konzerthaus debut with the Haydn Philharmonic Orchestra and a performance of Chopin's Piano concerto No. 2 iwth the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana under the baton of Vladimir Ashkenazy.


Recital appearances include major cities across the US and Europe at venues such as Brussels Palais des Beaux-Arts, New York's Carnegie Hall and the Zurich Tonhalle. In addition to his debut in Hong Kong, this season sees Andrew in recital at Piano aux Jacobins Toulouse, the SWR2 Mainz, the Palace of Arts Budapest and Lyon's Salle Molière amongst others. No stranger to the festival scene, Andrew's previous performances include the Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival, the Lucerne Piano Festival and the Dubrovnik Festival. He appears this season at the Festival Septembre Musical in Montreux and the Miami International Piano Festival.


As a chamber musician, Andrew regularly appears in recital with violinist Benjamin Beilman in venues including the Auditorium du Louvre, Paris and London's Wigmore Hall. Last season saw them give a world premiere for violin and piano by Jane Stanley on a major recital tour of Australia, as well as a performance at the Heidelberger Frühling Festival.


Andrew's two recital discs have been issued on the Alpha Classics label. His debut disc comprises the complete Chopin Preludes whilst his second album released in March 2017 features works by Scriabin and Ravel.


As winner of the Young Concert Artists International Auditions in 2011, Tyson was awarded YCA's Paul A. Fish Memorial Prize and the John Browning Memorial Prize. After early studies at the University of North Carolina, he attended the Curtis Institute of Music where he worked with Claude Frank. Andrew later earned his Master's degree and Artist Diploma at the Juilliard School, winning the Gina Bachauer Piano Competititon and receiving the Arthur Rubinstein Prize in Piano.




From the notes of a Jury member


A top-class pianist whose creativity is at times quite brilliant. He possesses extraordinary resources that allow him to offer a kaleidoscope of ideas, and often surprises too. He approaches the composer with a strong personality of his own, and every movement attains its own significance or characterisation. This intense engagement with the music sometimes culminates in absolutely magical moments such as was the case with Mozart’s Piano Concerto in C minor, K. 491. (Andrea Bonatta)


Press clippings


Andrew Tyson è considerato un prospetto di spessore mondiale ed il prestigioso premio ” Geza Anda ” di Zurigo conferma l’enorme potenziale del giovane pianista americano. Nella serata che lo ha visto allietare le orecchie dei presenti al Teatro Talia di Tagliacozzo, ha eseguito tre Sonate di Domenico Scarlatti, Miroirs di Maurice Ravel, Il Libro I del ciclo Iberia di Isaac Alberniz e la Rapsodia Spagnola di Franz Liszt. Elegante e raffinato, dotato di un tocco sopraffino e capace di comunicare il trasporto con il quale vive e suona il pianoforte, Tyson ha reso onore alle enormi aspettative che lo accompagnano. L’evento, organizzato dall’associazione Teatri dei Marsi in  collaborazione con le associazioni Harmonia Novissima e Amici del Festival di Mezza Estate, e con il patrocinio del Comune di Tagliacozzo, rientra nell’ambito del progetto territoriale ” I Teatri dei Marsi ” il quale mira a diffondere la musica classica, ma non solo, all’interno dei più importanti teatri marsicani. A sala sfollata e con il Teatro in procinto di chiudere i battenti, Tyson si avvia verso l’uscita, lo incrocio, e dopo averlo ringraziato per la bellissima esibizione, mi tende la mano ed esclama ” Thank you for coming “. L’umiltà è dei grandi.

Federico Falcone - Marsica News - March 2016



… Tyson played Chopin’s E-minor Concerto, and it was a skilful choice. Here he was able to demonstrate a superior ability to shape the music, offering lines that were never entangled, the softest of pianissimi and highly nuanced agogics. This refinement was not always placed at the service of musical expression – sometimes it remained mere refinement. But the Chopin Concerto proved to be a tremendously inventive and carefully packaged gift …

Susanne Kübler – Der Bund/Tages-Anzeiger – 18 June 2015



… Tyson revealed a subtle piano touch. Especially in the virtuosic runs and chordal leaps, he achieved a magical piano. Furthermore, his trills were robust yet calm, while his creative originality and his overview of the music were impressive.

Sybille Ehrismann – ZSZ – 18 June 2015


… As soon as this American plays, another world opens up before us. Suddenly, the piano begins to sing, to sound, to float. Tyson interpreted Chopin’s First Piano Concerto in highly virtuosic fashion, with a lightness that others before him have demonstrated, and yet he also managed to shape the work incredibly poetically, highlighting the complex architecture of this music that can otherwise seem so light – and time and again he gets away with surprising outbursts too. Here is someone who has something to say. Sometimes he does it in a youthfully awkward, impulsive manner, but he also does so very often with exceptional beauty and great originality.

Jenny Berg – TagesWoche – 21 June 2015



… The real sensation came from the USA: Andrew Tyson, a former student of the renowned Juilliard School, who captivated the audience with Chopin’s First Piano Concerto. His highly sensitive playing is full of life, and he is able to engage in a free dialogue with the orchestra. This winner of the Concours Géza Anda is a true personality, and one is left with a burning desire to encounter this pianist again.

Emmanuèle Rüegger – Scène Magazine – June 2015







Recital programmes 2017/18


3 to 4 pieces
From "Vingt regards sur l'enfant Jésus" no. 3
Sonata no. 2, Op. 19


Le tombeau de Couperin



Sonata No. 13 D664
Sonata, Op. 1
3 pieces, Op. 33
From Soirées de Vienne - Valse caprice pour piano no. 6


Partita for Violin No. 3
Sonata No. 3, Op. 58




Recital programme 2016/17







Menuet sur le nom d’Haydn
Jeux d’eau


Sonata in G minor, Op. 22




Michel Petrossian
La lutte ardente du vert et de l’or



Fantasie in C major, Op. 17


Recital programme 2015/16


Variations on “Ah vous dirai-je, Maman”, K. 265



Polonaise-Fantasie, Op. 61



Etude in C-sharp minor, Op. 2, No. 1
Etude in E major, Op. 8, No. 5
Etude in B major, Op. 8, No. 4
Etude in F-sharp major, Op. 42, No. 3
Etude in C-sharp minor, Op. 42, No. 5
Etude in B-flat minor, Op. 8, No. 11
Etude in E-flat major, Op. 42, No. 8
Etude, Op. 65, No. 3




Vales nobles et sentimentales



Rhapsody in Blue


Piano Concertos


Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major, Op. 19
Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37
Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58
Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 73
Triple Concerto in C major, Op. 56


Age of Anxiety


Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11
Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21


De Falla
Nights in the Gardens of Spain


Concerto in F
Rhapsody in Blue



Concerto in A minor, Op. 11



Concerto No. 2 in D minor, Op. 40



Concerto No. 10 in E-flat major for Two Pianos, K. 365/316a
Concerto No. 12 in A major, K. 414
Concerto No. 13 in C major, K. 415
Concerto No. 15 in B-flat major, K. 450
Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K. 466
Concerto No. 21 in C major, K. 467
Concerto No. 24 in C minor, K. 491
Concerto No. 25 in C major, K. 503



Concerto No. 1 in F-sharp minor, Op. 1
Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18
Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30
Concerto No. 4 in G minor, Op. 40
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43


Piano concerto in G


Concerto in F major, Op. 103


Concerto in A minor, Op. 54



Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor, Op. 23

Musikalische Ausbildung

Curtis Institute of Music
Claude Frank Philadelphia, PA, United States
The Juilliard School
Robert McDonald New York, NY, United States


6th Prize, Queen Elisabeth International Piano Competition
Bruxelles, Belgium
Avery Fisher Career Grant
New York, United States
5th Prize and Halle Orchestra Prize, Leeds International Piano Competition
Leeds, United Kingdom
1st Prize, Young Concert Artists International Auditions
New York, United States

Wichtige Konzertauftritte

New York concerto debut with Orchestra of St. Luke's
Alice Tully Hall, New York, United States
Concerto debut at Art November International Arts Festival
Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory, Moscow, Russia
Concertos with Halle Orchestra
Bridgewater Hall in Manchester and Leeds Town Hall in Leeds (United Kingdom)


Young Concert Artists, Inc. (New York, NY, United States)




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