Andrew Tyson

Andrew Tyson

Tyson has performed with U.S. and European orchestras such as the Las Vegas Philharmonic, the North Carolina Symphony, the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre de Chambre de Wallonie, the National Orchestra of Belgium under Marin Alsop and the Hallé Orchestra under Sir Mark Elder. In autumn 2015 his schedule includes a Russian tour where he will perform Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue with the Kostroma Governor’s Symphonic Orchestra and Mozart’s Piano Concerto K. 503 with the Moscow Virtuosi under Vladimir Spivakov.

Tyson has for several years been giving piano recitals and festival performances in North and Central America and in various European countries (such as at the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, at the Paul Klee Centre in Bern, at the Sintra Festival and at Art November in Moscow).

After early studies with Dr Thomas Otten of the University of North Carolina, Tyson attended the Curtis Institute of Music, where he attended the class of Claude Frank. He later earned his Master’s degree and Artist Diploma at the Juilliard School under Robert McDonald.

Tyson has also won prizes at the Gina Bachauer Piano Competition, the Arthur Rubinstein Competition, the Leeds Piano Competition and the Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels. He gave much-praised debuts in New York and at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. in 2013, both having been made possible by his success at the Young Artists International Auditions in 2011. At the 2012 Leeds International Piano Competition, Tyson was given the new Terence Judd-Hallé Award by the Hallé Orchestra and its conductor Sir Mark Elder. This Award brought with it further invitations to perform with the Hallé.

Innumerable concerts are planned for Tyson as a result of his First Prize in the Concours Géza Anda, including with the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, the Musikkollegium Winterthur, the Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra, the Argovia Philharmonic, the Orchestra of German Radio SWR and the St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra. He has also given his debuts at the Lucerne Piano Festival, the Bad Kissingen Summer, the Musikdorf Ernen, the Cervo Chamber Music Festival and the Joensuu Music Festival in Finland. Thanks to a cooperation with Steinway & Sons Hamburg, Bavarian Radio in Munich has made in March 2016 a studio production with Tyson of Mozart’s Piano Concerto K. 467, accompanied by the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra.

Tyson performs chamber music as the duo partner of the cellist Jeong-Hyoun Lee and the violinist Benjamin Beilman.

In 2017, Tyson will release his 2nd CD on the Zig-Zag Territories label. 


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