Pianist Andrew Staupe has emerged as one of the distinctive voices of a new generation of pianists. Staupe has performed with major orchestras and acclaimed conductors across the globe in distinguished concert venues including the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Rachmaninov Hall in Moscow, Schumann-Haus in Leipzig and the Salle Cortot in Paris. An avid chamber musician, he has jammed with legendary vocalist Bobby McFerrin and played tangos with the Assad Brothers. Staupe has a keen interest in new music and has collaborated with composers Howard Shore, Augusta Read Thomas, Yehudi Wyner, Sarah Kirkland Snider, Pierre Jalbert and Christopher Walczak among others.
Deeply committed to teaching, he is an assistant professor of piano at the University of Houston. He is artistic director of the Young Artist World Piano Festival in Minnesota, and gives frequent masterclasses and lectures around the United States. A native of Saint Paul, Minnesota, he earned his Doctorate at Rice University with Jon Kimura Parker, and also studied at the University of Minnesota with Lydia Artymiw.
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