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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.
He has enjoyed a number of different engagements with opera that has taken him to other areas of the U.S. Most recently, he served as rehearsal conductor/pianist for the Sacramento Philharmonic and Opera's 2022 production of Barber of Seville. Prior, he was the associate chorus master and rehearsal pianist for Opera Orlando’s 2022 production of Rigoletto as the company made its historical debut in the brand new Steinmetz Theater of the Dr. Phillips Center. Immediately before that, 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 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.
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.
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 pickleball.