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 age 16 with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Esa-Pekka Salonen, Mr. von
Oeyen has excelled in a broad spectrum of concerto repertoire — Bartok, Barber, Beethoven,
Brahms, Chopin, Fauré, Ligeti, 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, Saint Louis Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Atlanta Symphony,
Cincinnati Symphony, Berlin Symphony Orchestra, New Japan Philharmonic, Singapore
Symphony, Grant Park Orchestra, Ravinia Festival Orchestra, Vancouver Symphony, Utah
Symphony, Orchestre Symphonique de Marseille, Geneva Chamber Orchestra, Spoleto Festival
USA Orchestra, 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.
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, D.C., 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, Herbst Theater in San Francisco, Sala São Paulo, Teatro Olimpico
in Rome, in Bucharest, Hanoi, Macau, and in every major concert hall of Japan and South Korea.
Mr. von Oeyen’s 2016/2017 engagements include, among others, a European and North
American tour with the Prague Philharmonia (including performances as both soloist and
conductor), appearances with the Vancouver Symphony, Jerusalem Symphony, Rochester
Philharmonic Calgary Philharmonic, Chicago’s Grant Park Music Festival Orchestra and the
orchestras of Grand Rapids, Oklahoma City, Wichita and Boise. He will also appear in recital in
San Francisco and throughout Europe. In 2018 he will make his debut with the Orchestre
Philharmonique de Radio France and the Orchestra Filarmonica della Fenice in Venice.
Mr. von Oeyen's 2015/16 engagements included, among others, appearances with the
Mariinsky Theater Orchestra in St. Petersburg, Detroit Symphony, Prague Philharmonia,
Chicago's Grant Park Festival Orchestra, American Youth Symphony, Portland Symphony, the
Brevard Music Center Orchestra and Winston-Salem Symphony. He also appeared in recital
throughout the US and Europe and performed at the Royal Opera House, Muscat, for the
Sultanate of Oman’s New Year’s Eve Gala.
In June 2016 Mr. von Oeyen signed an exclusive recording contract with Warner Classics. His
debut album under the label will be released in January 2017 and will include works for piano
and orchestra by Saint-Saëns, Ravel and Gershwin. In 2013 Mr. von Oeyen released a critically
acclaimed album of Debussy and Stravinsky piano works under the Delos Label (including two
pieces written for him by composer, David Newman), following his 2011 award-winning album
of Liszt works under the same label. 2013 also saw the release of the Chopin-Debussy-Ravel
digital album “Andrew von Oeyen: Live in Recital.”
Mr. von Oeyen, of German and Dutch origin, was born in the U.S. He 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. 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. Mr. von Oeyen lives in Paris and Los Angeles.
August 2016 – Please discard any previously dated materials.