B i o g r a p h y
A sensitive and thoughtful musician, Andrew Pham is a versatile collaborative pianist who currently resides in the Pacific Northwest. While the bulk of his music making takes place in Oregon, 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.
As a passionate advocate of innovative art song programming, he regularly performs with soprano Emma Rose Lynn, and together they founded Spire Duo, a partnership that seeks to champion the performance of art song through transformative concert programs. Established in 2017, Spire Duo recently completed their second season of 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.
Particularly sought after as a vocal pianist, he has enjoyed a number of different engagements with opera. This coming spring 2020 he will be collaborating with Indianapolis Opera, serving as a coach and collaborative pianist for the company’s resident artist program as well as a répétiteur for its productions of Mozart’s Don Giovanni and a joint performance of Hans Krása’s Brundibar and Lori Laitman’s Vedem. He regularly works with Cascadia Chamber Opera, having recently performed a concert of Gilbert and Sullivan with its artists. 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. In 2017, he served as coach and répétiteur for "The Banshee," a chamber opera by Daniel Daly. In 2015, he played Don Giovanni and La Serva Padrona with Cascadia Chamber Opera, Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice with Opera Nova Costa Rica, Die Zauberflöte with Astoria Music Festival, and Hänsel und Gretel with University of Oregon Opera Ensemble. Previously, he has also worked 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 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 an accompanist 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 pickleball.