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A sensitive and thoughtful musician, Andrew Pham is a versatile collaborative pianist who currently resides in Oregon, although his work with opera has taken him throughout the United States. 


In 2024, He plans to rehearse and perform in Nashville Opera's production of Florencia en el Amazonas in January. Shortly after, he will be production pianist for Die Fledermaus for Sacramento Philharmonic and Opera and Tosca for Opera Modesto.

In 2023, he began the year performing in an exciting operatic premiere of Byron Au Yong's Stuck Elevator with Nashville Opera. He returned to Nashville Opera two more times for Pirates of Penzance and Pagliacci. He also made company debuts with Opera Tampa in its production of Pagliacci as well as Eugene Opera's Acis and Galatea. In the summer, he served as a faculty opera coach for Varna International Music Academy where he coached and rehearsed Le nozze di Figaro in addition to playing harpsichord for the performances. Following this festival, he joined the faculty of Opera Modesto's 2023 Summer Opera Institute as a Pianist, Coach, and Lecturer, and he would later return to Opera Modesto in the fall to rehearse its production of Die Fledermaus. The summer concluded with his assistance in Cascadia Chamber Opera's first ever Opera Festival in Astoria, OR, where he accompanied two commissioned operas of Ashley Hastings', Free Men and The Dream

Prior to 2023, he made his initial collaboration with Nashville Opera working on its production of la Bohème. He served as rehearsal conductor/pianist for the Sacramento Philharmonic and Opera's 2022 production of Barber of Seville, where he also played harpsichord for the performance. He accompanied two productions with Opera Orlando where he took on the role of associate chorus master and rehearsal pianist for its 2022 production of Rigoletto as the company made its historical debut in the brand new Steinmetz Theater of the Dr. Phillips Center. Later he served as rehearsal pianist and chorus master for the company's production of Die Zauberflöte.  


Immediately before, he performed and served on music staff at Pensacola Opera during the 2021-2022 season as the artist in residence pianist/coach. During this time, he served as rehearsal pianist for productions of Barber of Seville and the Magic Flute. In prior years, he collaborated with Indianapolis Opera in spring 2021 and spring 2020 as a resident artist pianist/coach for productions of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly and Mozart’s Don Giovanni. During the pandemic, he collaborated with Cascadia Chamber Opera in Oregon as the producer and music director of outdoor performances of “The Banshee,” a chamber opera written by Oregonian composer Daniel Daly.  He has also had previous engagements with Cascadia Chamber Opera. In 2018 he served as second pianist and assistant to the conductor for Cascadia Chamber Opera’s world premiere of "Tango of the White Gardenias," by Ethan Gans-Morse, and in 2015, he played Don Giovanni and La Serva Padrona with the organization. During the same year, he rehearsed Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice with Opera Nova Costa Rica, Die Zauberflöte with Astoria Music Festival, and Hänsel und Gretel with the University of Oregon Opera Ensemble. 

As a passionate advocate of innovative art song programming, he regularly performed with soprano Emma Rose Lynn from 2017-2022, and together they founded Spire Duo, a partnership that sought to champion the performance of art song through transformative concert programs. Spire Duo had touring performances in both the Pacific Northwest and Midwest, which included a guest artist feature by Malone University in Canton, OH as well as various organizations in Oregon including the Astoria Performing Arts Center, Lincoln City Cultural Center, and Junction City Arts Council Concert Series. Their first season included a tour of Schubert’s Die Schöne Müllerin.  


Other engagements include three summers at Interlochen Arts Camp as a staff collaborative pianist. He has also spent past summers at Bay View Festival, Luray Opera Theater, Staunton Music Festival, Masterworks Music Festival, and Brevard Music Festival. He has also traveled internationally for performances in Costa Rica, Germany, and, most recently, Italy, where he was employed as a staff vocal accompanist for Accademia Vocale Lorenzo Malfatti in summer 2019 in Lucca. Locally, he has played for major organizations including the Oregon Bach Festival, Oregon Mozart Players, Eugene Opera, Shedd Institute Theatricals, and more.  


Andrew studied at the University of Oregon (M.M. Collaborative Piano), Indiana University (M.M. Piano Performance), and James Madison University (B.M. Piano Performance and Music Composition). In Eugene, Oregon, he is an independent piano teacher and has previously accompanied numerous students at the University of Oregon. Andrew's primary piano teachers include David Riley, Alexandre Dossin, Jean-Louis Haguenauer, Gabriel Dobner, Eric Ruple, and Victoria Wyatt. He studied composition with Jason Haney and John Hilliard. In his free time, Andrew likes to play and coach pickleball. 

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