Andrew Von Oeyen
- National Museum of Archaeology, Valletta
Andrew Von Oeyen will open this year’s edition of the Three Palaces Festival with a concert of music by great European composers at the National Museum of Archaeology in Valletta. An American pianist, Von Oeyen has established himself as one of the most captivating pianists of his generation and has performed in the best venues around the world. Concert attendees will listen to works by Mozart, Brahms, Liszt and Wagner.
“I am looking forward to experiencing the beauty and warmth of the Mediterranean in November, as well as seeing the iconic Caravaggio paintings in St. John’s Co-Cathedral.” Andrew Von Oeyen
Andrew von Oeyen has established himself as one of the most captivating pianists of his generation. He has performed as soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, National Symphony, Detroit Symphony, Mariinsky Orchestra, Prague Philharmonia, Berlin Symphony Orchestra, New Japan Philharmonic, Singapore Symphony, among many others. He has appeared in recital at Wigmore Hall and Barbican Hall in London, at Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, Boston’s Symphony Hall, Zürich’s Tonhalle, Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow, Bolshoi Zal in St. Petersburg, Dublin’s National Concert Hall, and in every major concert hall of Japan and South Korea. Festival appearances include Aspen, Ravinia, Grant Park, Saratoga, Spoleto, and White Nights, among others. An alumnus of Columbia University and graduate of The Juilliard School, he is a recipient of the prestigious Gilmore Young Artist Award. In 2016 Mr. von Oeyen signed an exclusive recording contract with Warner Classics. He lives in Paris and Los Angeles.
One of the highlights of this past season was leading the PKF-Prague Philharmonia from the keyboard in the beautiful Lobkowitz Palace in Prague Castle. The concert was not only special for me because I got to both conduct and play concerti by Mozart and Beethoven with this wonderful ensemble, but also because of the historical significance of the venue: the 7th Prince Lobkowitz was a major patron of Beethoven, and several of the original manuscripts of works Beethoven dedicated to him (including the 3rd, 5th and 6th symphonies) are kept in this palace.