Date: January 20, 2018
Time: 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Theatre at Washington, Virginia
291 Gay St, Washington VA 22747
"Andrist displayed her virtuosity as she hit every note cleanly and tastefully, and flew through passages that would have flummoxed others." — Washington Post
Little Washington Theatre welcomes back, Audrey Andrist, a favorite of the classical patrons in our community!
CPE Bach's virtuoso Keyboard Sonata in A Major
Robert Schumann's Davidsbündlertänze, Op. 6
A selection of popular American music, including All the Things You Are, Embraceable You, I Got Rhythm, and The Man I Love
Hailed as a “stunning pianist with incredible dexterity” (San Francisco Classical Voice), Canadian pianist Audrey Andrist has thrilled audiences around the globe, from North America to Japan, China and Germany with her “passionate abandon”, “bright energy”, and “great intelligence.”
Ms. Andrist grew up on a farm in Saskatchewan, and while in high school traveled three hours one-way for piano lessons with William Moore, himself a former student of famed musicians Cécile Genhart and Rosina Lhévinne. She completed Masters and Doctoral degrees at New York’s elite Juilliard School, studying with Herbert Stessin, and garnered first prizes at the Mozart International, San Antonio International, Eckhardt-Gramatté, and Juilliard Concerto Competitions.
She has performed in many of North America’s most prestigious venues, including the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, Place des Arts in Montreal, Chicago’s Ravinia Festival, and Alice Tully Hall in New York. She is a member of Strata, a trio with her husband, James Stern, violin, and Nathan Williams, clarinet, recipients of a major grant from the Rauch Foundation. She is also a member of the Verge Ensemble in Washington, DC, and the Stern/Andrist Duo with her husband..
An avid performer of new music with many world premieres to her credit, Ms. Andrist can be heard on over a dozen recordings of both standard and modern repertoire on the Albany, Centredisques, and New Focus labels, among others. She currently lives in the Washington, DC area, where she serves on the faculties of the University of Maryland-Baltimore County and the Washington Conservatory, and where she has performed at the Library of Congress, Wolf Trap, and the Smithsonian Institutions.