Andrew Armstrong

Praised by critics for his passionate expression and dazzling technique, pianist Andrew Armstrong has delighted audiences across the world.

He has appeared in Asia, Europe, Latin America, Canada, and the United States, including performances at Alice Tully Hall, Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, the Grand Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, and Warsaw’s National Philharmonic.

 

Andrew’s orchestral engagements across the globe have seen him perform a sprawling repertoire of more than 50 concertos with orchestra. He has performed with such conductors as Peter Oundjian, Itzhak Perlman, Günther Herbig, Stefan Sanderling, Jean-Marie Zeitouni, and Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, and has appeared in solo recitals and in chamber music concerts with the Elias, Alexander, American and Manhattan String Quartets, as a member of the Caramoor Virtuosi and the Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players. Andrew is also devoted to outreach programs and playing for children.

He has released several award-winning recordings with his longtime recital partner James Ehnes.

Andrew’s debut solo CD featuring Rachmaninov’s Second Piano Sonata and Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition was released to great critical acclaim: “I have heard few pianists play [Rachmaninov’s Second Piano Sonata], recorded orin concert, with such dazzling clarity and confidence” (American Record Guide). He followed that success with a disc on Cordelia Recordsofworksby Chopin, Liszt, Debussy, and the world premiere recording of Bielawa’s Wait for piano & drone.

His recordings with James Ehnes include 3 volumes of the music of Béla Bartók; Prokofiev’s Violin Sonatas Nos. 1 & 2 and Five Melodies; Tartini’s Devil’s Trill and Leclair’s Tambourin Sonata; a recital disc of works by Franck and Strauss; as well as an album of the sonatas by Debussy, Elgar and Respighi (Onyx Classics). Mr. Armstrong lives happily in Massachusetts, with his wife Esty, their two children, two dogs, two guinea pigs, and two fish.