posted April 17, 2007

Faculty Member Andrew Le to Perform in New York

Hope College faculty member and pianist Andrew Le continues to add new experiences to his growing career. He has now been invited to perform in New York as part of the prestigious Bosendorfer Artist Series on Tuesday, April 24, at 7:30 p.m.

Bosendorfer was the official piano sponsor for the Hilton Head International Competition, which Le won in 2004. Later that year he gave his Carnegie Hall debut performance to critical acclaim.

Born in Saigon and raised in West Michigan, Le is currently a doctoral candidate at the Juilliard School, where he studies under the guidance of Jerome Lowenthal. In addition to the Hilton Head Competition, Le was also a prizewinner in the 1997 Junior Gina Bachauer International Competition and the 1993 MTNA-Baldwin Competition. He holds degrees from The University of Michigan, where he studied with Arthur Greene, and is also a graduate of the Interlochen Arts Academy.

Known not only for his personal and engaging performances, Le is also recognized for his dynamic masterclass teaching. His doctoral research focuses on the performance and pedagogical traditions of Jerome Lowenthal, and preserving the heritage passed down to him from his teachers Cortot, Steuermann, and Kapell.

Le joined the music faculty at Hope in the fall of 2005, and teaches applied piano, keyboard skills, and piano literature. In the past year he has performed with the Hope College orchestra as well as the Grand Rapids Symphony.

Bosendorfer is located at 200 Lexington Avenue, Suite 902 in New York City (Manhattan).