2019 Casual Concert Series
Audrey Andrist

Washington Conservatory of Music presents


Friday, May 3, 2019 at 7:30 PM
Washington Conservatory at Glen Echo Park
7300 MacArthur Boulevard, Glen Echo, MD 20812
Admission by Donation | directions

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 Europe and Asia, with her “passionate abandon” 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 Rosinna Lhévinne. She completed Masters and Doctoral degrees at the Juilliard School with Herbert Stessin, and garnered first prizes at the Mozart International, San Antonio International, Eckhardt-Gramatté, and Juilliard Concerto Competitions. She has performed at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, Montreal’s Place des Arts, Alice Tully Hall in New York and the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. She is a member of the Stern/Andrist Duo with her husband, violinist James Stern, and Strata, a trio with Stern and Nathan Williams, clarinet (www.stratamusic.org). An ardent exponent of new music, Ms. Andrist has presented many world premieres of music written for her and the ensembles with which she plays, including a Piano Concerto written for her by award-winning Canadian composer Andrew P. MacDonald, premiered with the CBC Vancouver Orchestra and Mario Bernardi conducting.

Ms. Andrist can be heard on over a dozen recordings of both standard and modern repertoire. Her critically acclaimed CD of solo piano music by Robert Schumann is available on Centaur Records. She lives in the Washington, DC area, where she teaches at the University of Maryland-Baltimore County and the Washington Conservatory, and where she is in constant demand as a soloist, chamber player, orchestral pianist and adjudicator.

Ms. Andrist will perform an informal, one-hour, casual concert of Beethoven sonatas and Earl Wild’s transcriptions of works by George Gershwin.


This program is presented in coordination with Art Walk in the Park. Every First Friday, May through September from 6pm to 8pm, the Glen Echo Park Partnership hosts open studios and artist demonstrations in the Park's many visual arts studios and galleries. Each month features different activities.

The Washington Conservatory is a nationally accredited community music school for students of all ages. The Conservatory welcomes both seasoned and novice classical concert-goers and encourages families to attend our concerts with their children.

Parking is available in the large parking lot at Glen Echo Park.

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