Andrew Tyson

Andrew Tyson

PIANO
“a real poet of the piano”

BBC Radio 3


Representation: General Management (excluding North America)

Photo: Sophie Zhai

Overview

Winner of the 2015 Géza Anda Competition in Zürich, as well as the Mozart and Audience Prizes, Andrew Tyson is quickly establishing himself as a distinctive and important musical voice. He performs regularly with the Hallé Orchestra and appears internationally with orchestras such as North Carolina Symphony, SWR Symphony Orchestra Stuttgart, Moscow Virtuosi and the National Orchestra of Belgium. In recital Tyson performs in venues from the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, to London’s Wigmore Hall and the Zurich Tonhalle. He has released two discs on the Alpha Classics label including the complete Chopin Preludes and works by Scriabin and Ravel.

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Full Biography

Hailed by BBC Radio 3 as “a real poet of the piano,” Andrew Tyson is emerging as a distinctive and important new musical voice. 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.

Andrew is a laureate of the Leeds International Piano Competition where he won the new Terence Judd-Hallé Orchestra Prize, awarded by the orchestra and conductor Sir Mark Elder. Enjoying an ongoing relationship with the orchestra Andrew joined them again last season for several performances.  With concerto performances taking him across North America and Europe, Andrew has performed with orchestras from the North Carolina Symphony and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s at Alice Tully Hall, to the SWR Symphony Orchestra Stuttgart, Musikkollegium Winterthur and the National Orchestra of Belgium under Marin Alsop.   Highlights this season include his Vienna Konzerthaus debut with the Haydn Philharmonic Orchestra and a performance of Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Orchestra della Svizzera italiana under the baton of Vladimir Ashkenazy.

Recital appearances include major cities across the US and Europe at venues such as Brussels Palais des Beaux-Arts, New York’s Carnegie Hall and the Zürich Tonhalle. In addition to his debut in Hong Kong, this season sees Andrew in recital at Piano aux Jacobins Toulouse, the SWR2 Mainz, the Palace of Arts Budapest and Lyon’s Salle Molière amongst others.  No stranger to the festival scene, Andrew’s previous performances include the Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival, the Lucerne Piano Festival and the Dubrovnik Festival. He appears this season at the Festival Septembre Musical in Montreux and the Miami International Piano Festival.

As a chamber musician, Andrew regularly appears in recital with violinist Benjamin Beilman in venues including the Auditorium du Louvre, Paris and London’s Wigmore Hall.  Last season saw them give a world premiere for violin and piano by Jane Stanley on a major recital tour of Australia, as well as a performance at the Heidelberger Frühling Festival.

Andrew’s two recital discs have been issued on the Alpha Classics label. His debut disc comprises the complete Chopin Preludes whilst his second album released in March 2017 features works by Scriabin and Ravel.

As winner of the Young Concert Artists International Auditions in 2011, Tyson was awarded YCA’s Paul A. Fish Memorial Prize and the John Browning Memorial Prize. After early studies at the University of North Carolina, he attended the Curtis Institute of Music where he worked with Claude Frank. Andrew later earned his Master’s degree and Artist Diploma at The Juilliard School, winning the Gina Bachauer Piano Competition and receiving the Arthur Rubinstein Prize in Piano.

Artist Website: www.andrewtysonpiano.com

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Email: Alice Boulton

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News

Andrew Tyson opens the season in Europe

September 1st, 2017

He is invited for concerto and recital performances in Montreux, Toulouse and Locarno.

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Andrew Tyson in Chicago

July 12th, 2017

Tyson appears at the Grant Park Music Festival

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Tyson and the Hallé Orchestra

April 27th, 2017

Andrew returns to perform Chopin and Grieg

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Lucerne Piano Festival Debut

November 23rd, 2016

Géza Anda prizewinner Andrew Tyson performs in Lucerne

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Summer in Italy

July 12th, 2016

Hazard Chase artists perform across the country.

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Discography & Repertoire

Chopin: Preludes Op.28

Andrew’s debut recital disc features the complete Chopin preludes.

ZIG-ZAG (2014) 

Artist Manager

Roderick Thomson (London)
roderick.thomson@hazardchase.co.uk
020 7636 5451

Imogen Morris (London)
imogen.morris@hazardchase.co.uk
020 7636 5448

Assistant Artist Manager

Alice Boulton (London)
alice.boulton@hazardchase.co.uk
020 7636 5450