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Pianist Andrew Tyson 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 resulting in several performances. Other concerto appearances include the Colorado Symphony, the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, the Las Vegas Philharmonic, the National Orchestra of Belgium under Marin Alsop, and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s at Alice Tully Hall, amongst others. This season he makes his debut with the SWR Symphony Orchestra Stuttgart, returns to the North Carolina Symphony and appears in Russia performing Mozart’s Concerto no. 25 with the Moscow Virtuosi and Vladimir Spivakov.

In the US, Tyson has given recital performances in Boston, Miami, New York, and Washington, DC amongst others. In Europe he has appeared at the Zurich Tonhalle, Musiekzentrum de Bijloke Gent, the Brussels Palais des Beaux-Arts and the Filharmonia Narodowa in Poland, as well as concerts further afield in Azerbaijan, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. As a chamber musician, Tyson appears in Europe with violinist Benjamin Beilman and cellist Jeong-Hyoun Lee in venues including the Auditorium du Louvre, Paris and London’s Wigmore Hall.

No stranger to the International festival scene, he has appeared at the Brevard Music Festival, the Brussels Piano Festival, the El Paso Chopin Music Festival, the International Festival of Arts “Art November” in Moscow, the Festival Cultural de Mayo in Guadalajara, Mexico, the Sintra Festival in Portugal, and last season he made his debut at the Dubrovnik Festival.

Tyson is represented on disc by the complete Chopin Preludes which was released in October 2014 on the Zig-Zag Territoires label to critical acclaim with further discs planned.

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. In 2013 he was the Avery Fisher Career Grant recipient. He is a Laureate of the Queen Elisabeth Competition and won the Eastern Music Festival Competition at the age of 15. After early studies with Dr. Thomas Otten of the University of North Carolina, he attended the Curtis Institute of Music, where he worked with Claude Frank. He later earned his Master’s degree and Artist Diploma at The Juilliard School with Robert McDonald, where he won the Gina Bachauer Piano Competition and received the Arthur Rubinstein Prize in Piano.

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Benjamin Beilman, violin and Andrew Tyson, piano

Date: Friday, April 8, 2016 - 8:00 PM

Location: Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Mozart: Violin Sonata in G Major, K. 301
Mozart: Violin Sonata in E Minor, K. 304
Janáček: Violin Sonata, JW VII/7
Janáček: Dumka, JW VII/4
Mozart: Violin Sonata in A Major, K. 526

Reserve Free Tickets to a pre-concert panel discussion at 6:15 pm as part of the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA).

String Theory: Exploring the Nature, Craft and Soul of Musical Instruments delves into the material culture of music, exploring the relationship between the things we create and their identity as independent artistic enablers.  Samuel Zygmuntowicz, renowned instrument-maker in New York City, and Will Straw, Professor of Communications in the Department of Art History and Communication Studies at McGill University (Montreal), will examine the constantly-evolving art of violin-making and the unique voice each instrument holds in its design.

Part two of the project will take place before the Takács Quartet concert on Wednesday, April 13th at 6:15 pm.

Produced in partnership with the Kimmel Center as part of the Philadelphia International festival of the Arts.

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