Posted: Monday Oct 8, 2012
Pianist Andrew Tyson will be the next presentation in the Saint Vincent College Concert Series at 8 p.m. Saturday, November 3 in the Robert S. Carey Student Center Performing Arts Center.
He is the winner of the Saint Vincent College Concert Series Bronder Prize for Piano, which will be presented at the concert, during intermission.
Mr. Tyson is a 24-year-old pianist from North Carolina who is emerging as a distinctive and intriguing musical voice.
His program will feature Johann S. Bach’s Partitia No. 1 in B-flat Major, BMV 8: Alexander Scriabin’s Sonata No. 3 in F-sharp minor, Op. 23; Henry Dutilleux’s Prelude No. 3 (“Le jeu des contaires”); and Fredric Chopin’s 24 Preludes, Op. 28.
As First Prize Winner of the 2011 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, he will make his New York debut at Merkin Hall and his Washington, D.C. debut at the Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater this season.
He has performed at prestigious venues including Caramoor’s Rising Stars, The Coolidge Auditorium at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., the National Chopin Foundation in Miami, the Paul Klee Zentrum in Bern, the Filharmonia Narodowa in Warsaw, and at festivals including the Brevard Music Festival, the Festival de Sintra in Portugal, and the Festival Cultural de Mayo in Guadalajara, Mexico.
Mr. Tyson won The Juilliard School's Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition and has performed as soloist with the Durham Symphony, the Raleigh Symphony, the Chapel Hill Philharmonia, the Old York Road Symphony, the Frost Symphony Orchestra of the University of Miami and the Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle.
He made his orchestral debut at the age of 15 at the Eastern Music Festival with the Guilford Symphony Orchestra as winner of the festival's concerto competition. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the Curtis Institute of Music working with Claude Frank, and is currently a master’s student at The Juilliard School with Robert McDonald.
Admission is $25 for adults and $15 for students. They may be purchased online at http://concertseries.stvincent.edu, by calling 724 805-2565, or at the door on concert evenings.
Season tickets, flex passes, and group rates are also available.
A dinner concert package, A Classic Evening at Saint Vincent, is offered for $50 with advance reservations.
Continuing this season is a complimentary shuttle service between the parking areas and the performing arts center.
Upcoming concerts in the series include The Guidonian Hand, trombone quartet, November 30; The New Trio, January 26, 2013; Asteria, Renaissance Duo, February 23, 2013; Tempesta di Mare – Philadelphia Baroque Chamber Players, March 23, 2013; and Veit Hertenstein, viola, April 20, 2013.
The Saint Vincent College Concert Series receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. These grant funds are administered in this region by the Pennsylvania Rural Arts Alliance.
Further details are available by contacting the Concert Series Box Office, 724 805-2565 or http://concertseries.stvincent.edu.
Photo: Pianist Andrew Tyson
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