Andrew Armstrong
Pianist Andrew Armstrong has performed solo recitals and appeared with orchestras in Asia, Europe, Latin America, 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. He has performed as a member of the Caramoor Virtuosi at the Caramoor International Music Festival, and as a member of the Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players in New York City. Since 2010, he has been a member of the Amelia Piano Trio. Mr. Armstrong’s recent performances include Saint-Saëns' 5th Piano Concerto ("The Egyptian"), Mozart's 23rd in A Major, K488, Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, and Beethoven's 5th Piano Concerto, "The Emperor." At the 1993 Van Cliburn Competition, where he was the youngest pianist entered, he received the Jury Discretionary Award. Andrew Armstrong’s debut CD, featuring Rachmaninov’s Second Piano Sonata and Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, was released in 2004. Mr. Armstrong has collaborated with violinist James Ehnes on eight CDs, and recently the Amelia Trio released its first CD with Armstrong as pianist. Andrew Armstrong's performances are heard regularly on National Public Radio and WQXR in New York City.