Pre-College, Piano

Hailed by BBC Radio 3 as “a real poet of the piano,” American pianist Andrew Tyson brings a distinctive and imaginative approach to everything he plays. In summer 2015, he was awarded First Prize at the Géza Anda Competition in Zürich, as well as the Mozart and Audience Prizes. These victories have resulted in numerous performances throughout Europe under the auspices of the Géza Anda Foundation.

Tyson is also a laureate of the Leeds International Piano Competition where he won the Terence Judd-Hallé Orchestra Prize, awarded by the orchestra and conductor Sir Mark Elder, with whom he enjoys an ongoing relationship.  With concerto performances taking him across North America, Europe and further afield, Tyson has performed with orchestras from the North Carolina Symphony, the Colorado Symphony, the Kansas City Symphony and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s at Alice Tully Hall, to the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Osaka Symphony, SWR Symphony Orchestra Stuttgart, Musikkollegium Winterthur and the Flanders Symphony Orchestra.

Recital appearances include major cities across the US and Europe at venues such as Brussels’ Palais des Beaux-Arts, New York’s Carnegie Hall, the Zürich Tonhalle and St. Petersburg's Mariinsky Theater. No stranger to the festival scene, Tyson’s previous performances include Caramoor Centre for the Music and the Arts, the Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival, the Lucerne Piano Festival, the Pacific Music Festival in Japan and the Musica Viva festival in Sydney for a mixture of solo and chamber performances.

Tyson studied with Claude Frank at The Curtis Institute of Music, and with Robert McDonald at The Juilliard School.

Andrew Tyson is a Yamaha Artist.