Thiel College’s Con Spirito Chamber Music Concert Series, which began in fall 2007, presents concerts each year, featuring top chamber music performers from around the world.
The series was created in honor of the late daughter of Dr. Glen Johnson H'88, Thiel College Board of Trustees chairman emeritus, and his wife, LaVonne, generous friends of the college. The home of the Con Spirito Chamber Music Concert Series is the David Johnson Memorial Chapel, dedicated in 2006 and named in honor of the Johnsons' late son.
Pianist Andrew von Oeyen
Wednesday, March 19 at 7:30 p.m.
Andrew von Oeyen has established himself as one of the most captivating pianists of his generation. Since his debut at age 16 with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Esa-Pekka Salonen, Mr. von Oeyen has performed to critical acclaim in recital and orchestral appearances around the world. As both soloist and conductor he has led concerti and orchestral works by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Ravel and Kurt Weill at Spoleto Festival USA. On July 4, 2009, von Oeyen performed at the U.S. Capitol with the National Symphony in "A Capitol Fourth," reaching millions worldwide in the multi-award winning PBS live telecast. In recent seasons, Mr. von Oeyen has appeared at the festivals of Aspen, Ravinia, Saratoga, Spoleto, Schubertiade, Festival del Sole, Grant Park, Grand Teton, Mainly Mozart, Bellingham and Gilmore. He won the prestigious Gilmore Young Artist Award in 1999 and also took First Prize in the Leni Fe Bland Foundation National Piano Competition in 2001. Born in the U.S. in 1979, Andrew von Oeyen began his piano studies at age 5 and made his solo orchestral debut at age 10. He is an alumnus of Columbia University and graduate of The Juilliard School. Mr. von Oeyen lives in New York and Paris.
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