Juilliard pianist Andrew Tyson, recipient of the 2013 Avery Fisher Career Grant and first prize winner of the 2011 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, performs an all-Chopin program on his Artist Diploma recital on Thursday, December 5 at 8 PM in Juilliard’s Rosemary and Meredith Willson Theater (155 West 65th Street, 3rd Floor). Juilliard’s Artist Diploma in Performance is a program for highly gifted and experienced performers at the post-master’s level.
The all-Chopin program features: Three Mazurkas, Op. 59; Barcarolle in F-sharp Major, Op. 60; Three Waltzes, Op. 64; Polonaise in A-flat Major, Op. 53 (“Heroic”); Impromptu No. 3 in G-flat Major, Op. 51; and Sonata No. 3 in B Minor, Op. 58.
FREE seating; no tickets are required for this recital. For further information, call (212) 769-7406 or go to events.juilliard.edu.
Other upcoming Artist Diploma recitals include Juilliard violinist Elizabeth Fayette on Wednesday, January 22 and Juilliard cellist Ji-Young Lee on Thursday, January 23. Both recitals will take place 8 PM in Juilliard’s Willson Theater. Juilliard pianist Charlie Albright also will give an Artist Diploma recital (date to be announced). For more information, call (212) 769-7406 or go to events.juilliard.edu.
About Andrew Tyson
Praised by The New York Times for the “passion and poetry” in one of his performances, pianist Andrew Tyson is emerging as a distinctive and intriguing musical voice. Since winning the Young Concert Artists International Auditions in 2011, Mr. Tyson has received a 2013 Avery Fisher Career Grant, Sixth Prize at the 2013 Queen Elisabeth International Piano Competition of Belgium, and Fifth Prize and the Terence Judd – Hallé Orchestra Prize at the 2012 Leeds International Piano Competition. The Prize brought three performances of Rachmaninoff’s Concerto No. 2 with the Orchestra in November 2012, leading to additional engagements in the 2013-14 season.
This season’s engagements include appearances with the Kansas City Symphony, Colorado Symphony, Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle, the Hilton Head Symphony, and recitals in the St. Stephen’s Concert Series, and at the Falany Performing Arts Center, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, and at the Caramoor Festival. He also tours the U.K. with the Hallé Orchestra, performing Rachmaninoff’s Paganini Variations in Gateshead, Manchester, and Blackburn, and Beethoven’s Concerto No. 4 in Leeds.
Mr. Tyson has performed at the Coolidge Auditorium at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., the National Chopin Foundation in Miami, the Brevard Music Festival, the El Paso Chopin Music Festival, and in New York at the International Keyboard Institute & Festival. Mr. Tyson has performed abroad at the Paul Klee Zentrum in Switzerland, the Filharmonia Narodowa in Poland, the Sintra Festival in Portugal, and the Festival Cultural de Mayo in Guadalajara, Mexico. He has appeared as soloist with orchestras including the National Orchestra of Belgium led by Juilliard alumna Marin Alsop and the Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie. He has also soloed in his native North Carolina with the Durham Symphony, the Raleigh Symphony, and the Chapel Hill Philharmonia.
He made his New York recital debut in the Rhoda Walker Teagle Concert at Merkin Hall and his Washington, D.C., debut at The Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater in the Young Concert Artists Series to acclaim. At the YCA auditions, Mr. Tyson was awarded YCA’s Paul A. Fish Memorial Prize and the John Browning Prize as well as three performance prizes: the Brownville Concert Series, the Lied Center of Kansas, and the Bronder Prize for Piano of Saint Vincent College.
Mr. Tyson made his orchestral debut at the age of 15 as winner of the Eastern Music Festival’s competition to appear with the Guilford Symphony. His early studies were with Dr. Thomas Otten of the University of North Carolina. He graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music where he worked with Claude Frank, earned his master of music degree at The Juilliard School working with Robert McDonald, and is currently in the Artist Diploma program at The Juilliard School, where he won the Gina Bachauer Piano Competition.
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ANDREW TYSON, piano
Artist Diploma in Performance Recital Series
Thursday, December 5 , 8 PM, Juilliard’s Rosemary and Meredith Willson Theater
(The Juilliard School, 155 West 65th Street, 3rd Floor)
Three Mazurkas, Op. 59
Barcarolle in F-sharp Major, Op. 60
Three Waltzes, Op. 64
Polonaise in A-flat Major, Op. 53 (“Heroic”)
Impromptu No. 3 in G-flat Major, Op. 51
Sonata No. 3 in B Minor, Op. 58
FREE seating; no tickets are required. For further information, call (212) 769-7406 or go to events.juilliard.edu.