Hailed as a “stunning pianist with incredible dexterity”, Canadian pianist Audrey Andrist has performed throughout North America and in Europe and Asia. She grew up on a farm in Saskatchewan, and while in high school traveled three hours one-way for lessons with William Moore, himself a former student of famed musicians Cécile Genhart and Rosinna Lhévinne. Ms. Andrist later studied at the Juilliard School with Herbert Stessin, winning first prizes at the Mozart International, San Antonio International, and Juilliard Concerto Competitions. She has performed in many of North America’s most prestigious venues, including the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, and New York’s Alice Tully Hall. She is a member of the Verge Ensemble in Washington, DC, as well as the Stern/Andrist Duo with her husband, violinist James Stern, and Strata, a trio with Stern and Nathan Williams, clarinet.
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. She currently lives in the Washington, DC area, where she teaches at the University of Maryland-Baltimore County and the Washington Conservatory. Her CD of solo works by Robert Schumann is available on Centaur Records. Please visit www.audreyandrist.com.