Dr. Audrey Andrist

Hailed as a “stunning pianist with incredible dexterity”, Canadian pianist Audrey Andrist has thrilled audiences around the globe, from North America to Japan, China and Germany with her “passionate abandon” 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 Rosina Lhévinne. She completed Masters and Doctoral degrees at the Juilliard School with Herbert Stessin, and garnered first prizes at the Mozart International, San Antonio International, Eckhardt-Gramatté, and Juilliard Concerto Competitions. She has performed at 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 the Stern/Andrist Duo with her husband, James Stern, Strata, a trio with Stern and clarinetist Nathan Williams, and the Andrist-Stern-Honigberg Trio with Stern and cellist Steve Honigberg. Ms. Andrist can be heard on over a dozen recordings on the Albany and New Focus labels, among others. She lives in the Washington, DC area, where she teaches at the University of Maryland-Baltimore County (UMBC) and at the Washington Conservatory, and where she was a visiting faculty artist at the University of Maryland-College Park in 2020. Ms. Andrist is in constant demand as a soloist, chamber musician, teacher, adjudicator, master class presenter and pedagogy consultant. Her CD of solo works by Robert Schumann is available on Centaur Records. Please visit her website at audreyandrist.com



Affiliate Artist
Classical Piano


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