Join us to celebrate the rebirth of spring. Our Wednesday Morning Concert Series includes a 45-minute concert in the majestic Music Room followed by a tour of the stunning Mediterranean-style Rosen House, an optional seasonally inspired buffet lunch, and freedom to explore the gardens.
Andrew Armstrong, piano
Debussy Serenade for the Doll (from Children’s Corner Suite) Beethoven Piano Sonata in E-Flat Major, Op. 81a, “Das Lebewohl,” (The Farewell) I. Das Lebewohl (The Farewell) II. Abwesenheit (Absence) III. Das Wiedersehen (The Return) Bruyères (“Heather”), from Preludes Book II Chopin Nocturne in F-Sharp Major, Op. 15, No. 2 LisztWaldesrauschen (Forest Murmurs) Ravel “Alborada del Gracioso” (Jester of the Morning), from Miroirs
Praised by critics for his passionate expression and dazzling technique, pianist Andrew Armstrong has delighted audiences across 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, JeanMarie Zeitouni, and Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, and has appeared in solo recitals in chamber music concerts with the Elias, Alexander, American, and Manhattan String Quartets, and also as a member of the Caramoor Virtuosi, Boston Chamber Music Society, Seattle Chamber Music Society, and the Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players.
Andrew Armstrong has performed with the Elias, Alexander, American, and Manhattan String Quartets, is also as a member of the Caramoor Virtuosi, Boston Chamber Music Society, Seattle Chamber Music Society, and the Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players.
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 or in concert, with such dazzling clarity and confidence” (American Record Guide). He has released several award-winning recordings with his longtime recital partner James Ehnes, including 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 upcoming release featuring pieces by Debussy, Elgar, and Respighi (Onyx Classics).
Andrew is devoted to outreach programs and playing for children. In addition to his many concerts, his performances are heard regularly on National Public Radio and WQXR, New York City’s premier classical music station.
Mr. Armstrong lives happily in Massachusetts, with his wife Esty, their two children, two dogs, two guinea pigs, and two fish.