ANDREW SMITH

&

JOSHUA PIERCE

violin &  piano

Grammy nominated pianist Joshua Pierce has performed as a soloist in prestigious music centers throughout the world with an extraordinary array of orchestras including the Royal Philharmonic, London Philharmonia, Symphony Orchestra of Russia, Moscow State Philharmonic, Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, and the Czech Radio Symphony Orchestra. He is one of the most recorded pianists of his generation with nearly 250 recorded works, including numerous world premieres for EMI Classics, Carlton Classics, Helicon, Koch International Classics, MSR Classics, Pro Arte, Sony Classics, Vox and other labels. His landmark recordings on the Wergo label earned him acclaim worldwide as the foremost exponent of John Cage but his long time collaborations with composers from John Cage, to Morton Gould, to Elmer Bernstein to Miklos Rosza earned him a reputation as a champion of contemporary music. 

Award winning violinist Andrew Smith has appeared as a soloist with orchestras in Europe, America and China. Lauded for his "virtuoso playing" he made his London Debut at the Royal Festival Hall at the age of 23 and has appeared at the British Embassy in Paris, The Royal Festival Hall, St Martin-in-the-Fields, the Edinburgh International Festival, Chicago's Symphony Hall, Detroit's Orchestra Hall, Le Salle Gaveau, Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall.
As a guest artist he closed the 2004 Dame Myra Hess concerts series



Critics hailed his recording of Beethoven's complete violin sonatas - "a style that shows the way some of the finest artists perform Beethoven in the 21st Century" an interpretation to "rival any number of famous performers in this repertoire." His performances have been broadcast on BBC radio and ITV television in England, on Chicago's WFMT public radio and WTTW public television in America and on public television in Portugal, Italy and China. He appears on the ASV, Sony Classical, Silva Classics, PNova and VUCA labels.

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