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Dr. Audrey Andrist

Andristphoto_000Hailed as a “stunning pianist with incredible dexterity” (San Francisco Classical Voice), Canadian pianist Audrey Andrist has thrilled audiences around the globe, from North America to Japan, China and Germany with her “passionate abandon”, “bright energy”, and “great intelligence.” Ms. Andrist grew up on a farm in Saskatchewan, and while in high school traveled three hours one-way for piano lessons with William Moore, himself a former student of famed musicians Cécile Genhart and Rosinna Lhévinne. She completed Masters and Doctoral degrees at New York’s elite Juilliard School, studying with Herbert Stessin, and garnered first prizes at the Mozart International, San Antonio International, Eckhardt-Gramatté, and Juilliard Concerto Competitions. She has performed in many of North America’s most prestigious venues, including the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, Place des Arts in Montreal, Chicago’s Ravinia Festival, and Alice Tully Hall in New York. She is a member of Strata, a trio with her husband, James Stern, violin, and Nathan Williams, clarinet, recipients of a major 2009 grant from the Rauch Foundation. She is also a member of the Verge Ensemble in Washington, DC, and the Stern/Andrist Duo with her husband, recently celebrating their twentieth year of performances together. An avid performer of new music with many world premieres to her credit, Ms. Andrist can be heard on over a dozen recordings of both standard and modern repertoire on the Albany, Centredisques, and New Focus labels, among others. Ms. Andrist has taught at the Regina Conservatory, the Cleveland Institute of Music and the University of the Pacific. She currently lives in the Washington, DC area, where she serves on the faculties of the University of Maryland-Baltimore County and the Washington Conservatory. Her CD of major solo works by Robert Schumann has just been released on Centaur Records.

Teaching


Affiliate Artist
Classical Piano

Education


B.M. in Piano Performance, University of Regina
M.M. in Piano Performance, The Julliard School
D.M.A. in Piano Performance, The Julliard School

Upcoming Performances


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2017. 7:30PM
Duo recital with Christian Tremblay, violin
Works by Mozart, Bartok and Respighi

LINEHAN CONCERT HALL, UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND-BALTIMORE COUNTY

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2017. NOON
Solo piano music by Jeffrey Mumford
NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART
WASHINGTON, DC

TUESDAY, MARCH 14, 2017. 2PM
Duo recital with James Stern, violin
Works by Dohnanyi, Bartok, Enesco and Schubert

GILDENHORN RECITAL HALL, UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, COLLEGE PARK

FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 2017. 8PM
Strata concert on the Fourth Friday Concert Series
with James Stern, violin and Nathan Williams, clarinet

ANNAPOLIS UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH
ANNAPOLIS, MD

SUNDAY, MARCH 19, 2017. 5PM
Washington Conservatory All-Faculty Concert
BETHESDA, MD

SUNDAY, MARCH 26, 2017. 2PM
Strata Concert
with James Stern, violin and Nathan Williams, clarinet

MONTEBELLO COMMUNITY CENTER
ALEXANDRIA, VA

SUNDAY, APRIL 2, 2017. 4PM
Strata Concert
with James Stern, violin and Nathan Williams, clarinet

PAINT BRANCH UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH
3215 POWDER MILL ROAD, ADELPHI, MARYLAND

APRIL 11-21, 2017
Adjudicator for Advanced Piano
VANCOUVER KIWANIS MUSIC FESTIVAL
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA

TUESDAY, MAY 2, 2017. 1:30PM
Recital with Nurit Bar-Josef, violin
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH
BETHESDA, MD

FRIDAY, MAY 5, 2017. NOON
Recital with Nurit Bar-Josef, violin
WASHINGTON ARTS CLUB
WASHINGTON, DC

SATURDAY, MAY 6, 2017. 8PM
Recital with Nurit Bar-Josef, violin
WASHINGTON CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC
WASHINGTON, DC

FRIDAY, MAY 19, 2017. NOON
Brahms C Minor Piano Quartet
with Audrey Wright violin, Chiara Dieguez, viola and Kacy Clopton, cello
ARTS CLUB OF WASHINGTON, WASHINGTON, DC

JUNE 19-27
Official pianist for the Brian Lewis Young Artist Program
OTTAWA UNIVERSITY
OTTAWA, KS