- The Los Angeles Times
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 extended his interpretive voice to a broad spectrum of repertoire as both a soloist and recitalist. He has collaborated with such ensembles as the Philadelphia Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, National Symphony, Detroit Symphony, Saint Louis Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Dallas Symphony, Atlanta Symphony, Cincinnati Symphony, Mariinsky Orchestra, Berlin Symphony Orchestra, New Japan Philharmonic, Singapore Symphony, Grant Park Orchestra, Ravinia Festival Orchestra, Vancouver Symphony, Utah Symphony, Orchestre Symphonique de Marseille, Geneva Chamber Orchestra, Spoleto 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, he performed at the U.S. Capitol with the National Symphony in “A 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, Moscow’s Tchaikovsky Hall, St. Petersburg’s Philharmonia, Dublin’s National Concert Hall, Royce Hall in Los Angeles, Herbst Theater in San Francisco, Spivey Hall in Atlanta, Sala São Paulo, Teatro Olimpico in Rome, in Mexico City, Hanoi, Macau, and in every major concert hall of Japan and South Korea. Festival appearances include Aspen, Ravinia, Grant Park, Mainly Mozart, Saratoga, Schubertiade, Spoleto, Brevard, Grand Teton, Chautauqua and the Mariinsky’s “Stars of the White Nights.”
Mr. von Oeyen’s 2020-21 engagements include, among others, appearances with the Atlanta Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, PKF-Prague Philharmonia, Magdeburg Philharmonic, Kansai Philharmonic, Iceland Symphony, Orquesta Filarmonica de Buenos Aires (Teatro Colón), Krakow Philharmonic, Zagreb Philharmonic, Murten Classics Festival Orchestra, Jerusalem Symphony, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, and Virginia Symphony, in addition to recitals across the US and Europe. In June 2021 he released his third album for Warner Classics, Bach-Beethoven, which topped the Apple Music, Spotify and IDAGIO charts and was selected as an "Essential New Release" by Gramophone Magazine.
Mr. von Oeyen's 2019 engagements included appearances with the San Francisco Symphony, Mariinsky Orchestra, Dallas Symphony, Vancouver Symphony, Louisville Orchestra, PKF-Prague Philharmonia, Bilbao Symphony, Biel Solothurn Symphony, North Czech Philharmonic, HKBU Orchestra (Hong Kong), Arizona MusicFest Orchestra, and recitals throughout the US and Europe. 2019 also saw debuts in Vienna’s Konzerthaus, in Kuwait City, and a return engagement at the Royal Opera House, Muscat, for the Sultan of Oman’s New Year’s Eve Gala.
Mr. von Oeyen has recorded for Warner Classics since 2017. His albums under that label, which include works for piano and orchestra by Saint-Saëns, Ravel, Gershwin and Debussy,, have been met with critical acclaim. Mr. von Oeyen has also recorded award-winning recital albums of Liszt, Debussy, and Stravinsky under the Delos label.
Mr. von Oeyen, of German and Dutch origin, was born in the U.S. 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 also worked with Alfred Brendel and Leon Fleisher. He won the prestigious Gilmore Young Artist Award in 1999 and also took First Prize in the Léni Fé Bland Foundation National Piano Competition in 2001. Mr. von Oeyen lives in Los Angeles and Paris where he holds both U.S. and French nationality.