"Von Oeyen brought to Beethoven`s elegant "Fourth Piano Concerto" a mature intimacy, a ruminative assurance, that all but belied his technical brilliance."

Detroit News

Biography

Hailed worldwide for his elegant and insightful interpretations, balanced artistry and brilliant technique, Andrew von Oeyen has established himself as one of the most captivating pianists of his generation.

Since his debut at age 16 with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Esa-Pekka Salonen, Mr. von Oeyen has excelled in an intentionally broad spectrum of repertoire — Bartok, Barber, Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Fauré, Ligeti, Liszt, Gershwin, Grieg, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Prokofiev, Rachmaninoff, Ravel, Schumann, Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky — with such ensembles as the Philadelphia Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, National Symphony, Detroit Symphony, Cincinnati Symphony, Saint Louis Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Atlanta Symphony, Berlin Symphony Orchestra, Singapore Symphony, Grant Park Orchestra, Ravinia Festival Orchestra, Vancouver Symphony, Utah Symphony, Orchestre Symphonique de Marseille, Geneva Chamber Orchestra, Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra, Slovenian Philharmonic and Slovak Philharmonic. As both soloist and conductor he has led concerti and orchestral works by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Ravel and Kurt Weill. On July 4, 2009, von Oeyen performed in at the U.S. Capitol with the National Symphony in “Capitol Fourth,” reaching millions worldwide in the multi-award winning PBS live telecast.

Mr. von Oeyen has appeared in recital at Wigmore Hall and Barbican Hall in London, Lincoln Center in New York, the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., Boston’s Symphony Hall, Zürich’s Tonhalle, Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow, Bolshoi Zal in St. Petersburg, Dublin’s National Concert Hall, Royce Hall in Los Angeles, Herbst Theater in San Francisco, Sala São Paulo, Teatro Olimpico in Rome, in Bucharest, Hanoi, Macau, and in every major concert hall of Japan and South Korea.

Mr. von Oeyen’s 2014/15 engagements include, among others, appearances with the Prague Philharmonia, New Japan Philharmonic, Kyushu Symphony, Detroit Symphony, Calgary Philharmonic, Jacksonville Symphony, Slovak Philharmonic, an extensive recital tour of Japan, festival appearances at Ravinia, Mainly Mozart, Brevard and Oregon Britt, and a survey of the five Beethoven piano concerti, conducted from the keyboard. On December 31, 2014, he will appear at the Royal Opera House, Muscat for the Sultanate of Oman’s New Year’s Eve Gala.

His 2013/14 engagements included appearances with Vancouver Symphony, Florida Orchestra, Grand Rapids Symphony, Phoenix Symphony, Naples Philharmonic, Oklahoma City Symphony, New West Symphony, Slovenian Philharmonic and Slovenian Radio Orchestra, solo recitals across North America and Europe, festival appearances at Ravinia, Chautauqua, Incontri di Sienna (Italy) and the Festival del Sole (Napa, California) and duo recitals with violinist Sarah Chang.

In 2013 Mr. von Oeyen released a critically acclaimed album of Debussy and Stravinsky piano works under the Delos Label (including two pieces written for him by composer, David Newman), following his 2011 award-winning album of Liszt works under the same label. 2013 also saw the release of the Chopin-Debussy-Ravel digital album “Andrew von Oeyen: Live in Recital.”

Mr. von Oeyen, of German and Dutch origin, was born in the U.S. in 1979. He began his piano studies at age 5 and made his solo orchestral debut at age 10. An alumnus of Columbia University and graduate of The Juilliard School, where his principal teachers were Herbert Stessin and Jerome Lowenthal, he has also worked with Alfred Brendel and Leon Fleisher. He won the Gilmore Young Artist Award in 1999 and also took First Prize in the Leni Fe Bland Foundation National Piano Competition in 2001. Mr. von Oeyen lives in Paris and Los Angeles.