Christopher Seaman, Conductor
Andrew Von Oeyen, Piano
Picker: Old and Lost Rivers
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat Major, Op. 19
Elgar: Symphony No. 2 in E-flat Major, Op. 63
Hailed worldwide for his elegant and insightful interpretations, balanced artistry and brilliant technique, Andrew von Oeyen has established himself as one of the most captivating pianists of his generation.
Since his debut at age 16 with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Esa-Pekka Salonen, Mr. von Oeyen has excelled in a broad spectrum of concerto repertoire – Bartok, Barber, Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Ligeti, Liszt, Gershwin, Grieg, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Prokofiev, Rachmaninoff, Ravel, Schumann, Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky – with such ensembles as the Philadelphia Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, National Symphony, Detroit Symphony, Saint Louis Symphony, Berlin Symphony Orchestra, and Geneva Chamber Orchestra. As both soloist and conductor he has led concerti and orchestral works by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Ravel and Kurt Weill. On July 4, 2009, von Oeyen performed at the U.S. Capitol with the National Symphony in “A Capitol Fourth,” reaching millions worldwide in the multi-award winning PBS live telecast.
In 2013 Mr. von Oeyen released a critically acclaimed album of Debussy and Stravinsky piano works on the Delos Label (including two pieces written for him by composer, David Newman), following his 2011 award-winning album of Liszt works on the same label.
Mr. von Oeyen, of German and Dutch origin, was born in the U.S. He began his piano studies at age 5 and made his solo orchestral debut at age 10. He is an alumnus of Columbia University and graduate of The Juilliard School. Mr. von Oeyen lives in Paris and Los Angeles.
Highlights of British conductor Christopher Seaman’s 2014/15 season and beyond include the Warsaw and Rochester Philharmonic Orchestras, Milwaukee, Nashville and Adelaide Symphony Orchestras, and the Auckland Philharmonia. He has recently worked with Orquestra Nacional do Porto, Orchestra of Opera North, the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, Houston Symphony and the Minnesota Orchestra. Seaman was Music Director of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra until 2011, and was subsequently named conductor laureate.