English pianist Andrew Harley enjoys an internationally recognized performing and teaching career. Specializing in instrumental chamber music and song literature, Dr. Harley serves as Director of Piano Accompanying and Chamber Music at the Eastman School of Music. Previous appointments include The Juilliard School, The Aspen Music Festival and School, University of Southern California, Music Academy of the West, Vancouver International Song Institute, University of California Los Angeles, and University of North Carolina. He currently serves as Guest Artist at the Kamp-Lintfort International Chamber Music Festival, Villa Musica in Dortmund, Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen, and maintains an active masterclass schedule including The New England Conservatory, Indiana University Bloomington, and Chapman University.
As a performing artist, Dr. Harley concertizes across the globe, at such prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall, Purcell Room, SchumannSaal, Kennedy Center, Library of Congress, and the Supreme Court of the United States, collaborating with such distinguished recital partners as international opera stars J’Nai Bridges, Denyce Graves, Susanna Phillips, Eric Owens, the legendary American cellist Lynn Harrell, and members of The Cleveland Quartet, The Juilliard Quartet, Talich Quartet, as well as concertmasters and principal players of Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra, Norwegian Chamber Orchestra, Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, Radio Symphony Orchestra (WDR) Cologne, Radio Symphony Orchestra (NDR) Hamburg, Teatro La Fenice, and Teatro alla Scala.
Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung recently described him as “a soloist who understands how to blend within an ensemble with excellence, yet without subjugating himself. Pearls of gold met with a diamond.”