Audrey Axinn’s recital appearances on modern piano and fortepiano include performances at Carnegie Hall, Bargemusic, Merkin Concert Hall, Caramoor, and the Edinburgh Festival. She has collaborated with artists including Sharon Robinson, Eugene Fodor, Daniel Heifetz, Fred Sherry, Gil Morgenstern, Monica Huggett, Myron Lutzke, Nina Stern, Bart van Oort, Jesse Blumberg, and Rufus Muller, and has recorded for the BMG, Koch, and Newport Classics labels.
Axinn has given master classes in fortepiano and performance practice at the Curtis Institute of Music, Juilliard, New England Conservatory, Cornell University, the Royal Conservatory in the Hague, the State University of New York—Stony Brook, and Kyung-Won University. She is director of Valley Musica chamber music concerts and Music in the Dales concerts, and was formerly co-director of 20th-Century Retrospectives and the Lyceum concert series.
Currently assistant dean at Mannes School for Music, she is also on its collaborative piano, chamber music, and graduate studies faculties. Born in N.Y.C., Axinn holds an MM and DMA from Juilliard, received a Diploma from the Curtis Institute of Music, and a BM from the Manhattan School of Music. She has also studied at Sweelinck Conservatorium in Amsterdam and was the recipient of a Fulbright scholarship. She studied piano with Zitta Zohar, Samuel Sanders, Margo Garrett, Jonathan Feldman, Vladimir Sokoloff, and Solomon Mikowsky; and fortepiano with Malcolm Bilson, Stanley Hoogland, Jos van Immerseel, and Bart van Oort. Axinn has been a member of the Juilliard faculty since 1997.