Backstage Pass with Andrew von Oeyen

Fri, 11/21/2008 - 1:00pm

Andrew von Oeyen


While in town to perform a furious, ferocious Totentanz of Franz Liszt with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, pianist Andrew von Oeyen joins host Julia Figueras between performances for Backstage Pass in WXXI's Studio E. Backstage Pass with Andrew von Oeyen airs Friday, November 21 at 1 p.m., repeating Sunday, November 23 at 2 p.m. on Classical 91.5/90.3/HD 91.5-1.

Andrew von Oeyen already has established himself as one of the most captivating pianists of his generation. Since his debut at age 17 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. He began his piano studies at age five and made his solo orchestral debut at age 10. An alumnus of Columbia University and graduate of The Juilliard School, his performances have been broadcast on National Public Radio and he has been a featured guest on NPR’s Performance Today. He appeared last season with the RPO performing Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 1.

Backstage Pass is a live, hour-long radio series that is committed to highlighting performing artists– giving Classical 91.5/90.3 listeners the opportunity to hear local and visiting musicians performing live. The series is made possible in part by a grant from the Gouvernet Arts Fund at Rochester Area Community Foundation.