Andrew Cooperstock, pianist
Intermediate Master Class Artist
Pianist Andrew Cooperstock performs widely as soloist and chamber musician and has appeared throughout six continents and in most of the fifty states, including performances at New York's Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and the United Nations. He has been featured in recitals and concerto appearances at the Chautauqua, Brevard, and Round Top music festivals, the Australian Festival of Chamber Music, and Hong Kong’s Hell Hot! New Music Festival, in such international locales as London, Paris, Geneva, Beijing, Seoul, Accra, Kiev, Vladivostok, Canberra, Quito, and Lima, and on National Public Radio, Radio France, and the British Broadcasting Corporation. Winner of the National Federation of Music Clubs Artist Competition, he has since served as juror for numerous international competitions in the United States and China.
Cooperstock and violinist William Terwilliger, as the award-winning Opus Two, have recorded a series of critically acclaimed single-composer discs of American music, dedicated to the works of Aaron Copland, George Gershwin, Robert Starer, Paul Schoenfield, and Lowell Liebermann. Opus Two’s recording Bernstein: Violin Sonata, Piano Trio, New Transcriptions features arrangements by revered Broadway music director Eric Stern and collaborations with Broadway actress-singer Marin Mazzie, and Cooperstock’s latest recording, Leonard Bernstein: Complete Solo Works for Piano, was lauded by Gramophone as “winning” and “brilliant.” Cooperstock has recorded for the Bridge, Naxos, Azica, and Deutsche Grammophon labels. Andrew Cooperstock has also performed with the Takács and Ying Quartets, Trio Contraste, the Dorian Quintet, and the Colorado Chamber Players.
Dr. Cooperstock holds degrees from The Juilliard School and Cincinnati and Peabody Conservatories, where he studied with Abbey Simon, David Bar-Illan, Walter Hautzig, and Samuel Sanders. A Steinway artist, he is a member of the artist-faculty at the Saarburg International Music Festival and Professor of Piano at the University of Colorado Boulder, where he is also Artistic Director of the University’s Bernstein at 100 celebration.