English pianist Andrew Harley enjoys an internationally recognized performing and teaching career. Specializing in song literature and instrumental chamber music, he has been heard in live radio and television broadcasts, on numerous recordings, as well as at venues such as Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall, Kennedy Center, and the Supreme Court of the United States.
Mr. Harley concertizes across the globe, collaborating with such distinguished recital partners as international opera stars J’Nai Bridges, Denyce Graves, Susanna Phillips, Eric Owens, the legendary American cellist Lynn Harrell, and members of The Cleveland Quartet, The Juilliard Quartet, and Talich Quartet. Recent recital partners include concertmasters and principal players of Bamberg Symphony, Bavarian State Opera Orchestra, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Gothenburg Symphony, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Munich Philharmonic, Moscow Virtuosi, National Symphony Orchestra, Norwegian Chamber Orchestra, Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Radio Symphony Orchestra (WDR) Cologne, Radio Symphony Orchestra (NDR) Hamburg, Teatro La Fenice, and Teatro alla Scala. Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung recently described him as “a soloist who understands how to blend within an ensemble with excellence, yet without subjugating himself. Pearls of gold met with a diamond.”
Mr. Harley has held numerous faculty positions including The Juilliard School, the Aspen Music Festival and School, and the University of Southern California. His summer affiliations have included the Vancouver International Song Institute (VISI), the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, and Director of Chamber Music for the International Institute for Young Musicians. As a guest artist, he has taught and given master classes at The New England Conservatory, Indiana University Bloomington, the Royal Northern College of Music, and the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen, Germany, where he served as Visiting Guest Faculty in Accompanying.
In June 2018, together with J’Nai Bridges and Susanna Phillips, Mr. Harley gave the East Coast premiere of The Long View: A Portrait of Ruth Bader Ginsburg in Nine Songs by Patrice Michaels. In 2019, he released a CD of the complete sonatas for Piano and Violin by Brahms. Fanfare magazine praised it as “a remarkable recording … a superb interpreter … effortless in technique, eloquent in expression … the Brahms violin sonatas could hardly be bettered to display what collaboration means.”
Mr. Harley recently joined the piano faculty at the Eastman School of Music, where he serves as Director of Piano Accompanying and Chamber Music.