Collaborator & Soloist
Andrew John Kosinski (b. 1998) is an American pianist and composer hailing from the New Jersey Shore. Following early piano studies with Gay Schelling and Geraldine Brahney, Andrew became a pupil of renowned Steinway Artist Vladislav Kovalsky, a descendant of the Neuhaus school of piano. Andrew has also taken lessons and masterclasses with Min Kwon, Robert Lehrbaumer, David Brooks, and Tibor Szasz. Andrew's Russian school musical training has heavily influenced his solo repertoire which includes works by Prokofiev, Shostakovich, and Rachmaninoff, as well as Beethoven and Chopin.
Throughout his young career Andrew has performed in venues such as Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall, the Kimmel Center's Verizon Hall, and Count Basie Theatre. In demand as a collaborative pianist, Andrew frequently shares the stage with artists of the highest caliber such as Gregory Turay (former Metropolitan Opera tenor), Eryn LeCroy (former Christine in Broadway's Phantom of the Opera), and Kenneth DeCarlo (American Ballet Theatre Orchestra). His "tight ensemble work" has contributed to colleagues winning major prizes in competitions: most recently, Connor Johnson's 1st place solo award in the National Trumpet Competition.
As a prodigious teenager Andrew recorded Johannes Brahms's complete Liebeslieder Op. 52 & Op. 65 for vocal quartet and piano four-hands alongside his former teacher Vladislav Kovalsky. This album, produced by Glass Bottom Studios, is available on Spotify and all major streaming platforms.
Andrew's performances have brought him as a guest to National Music Festival, Brevard Music Center, Montgomery College, James Madison University, and Rutgers University. In March 2022 Andrew delivered the world premiere of Florence Price's Preludes for Piano in a guest artist recital at Montgomery College which also featured works by Chopin, Rachmaninoff, and Dvorak. In July of 2022 Andrew made his concerto solo debut in Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Vienna International Orchestra at Vienna Concertofest.
Also an accomplished composer, Andrew's works have been commissioned, performed, and recorded across Europe, Asia, and the United States by artists including Tim Fain (violin soloist), Erica Peel (Philadelphia Orchestra), and the Voices of Change ensemble. His piano piece "lockdown" was broadcast on 103.3 WPRB Princeton "Classical Discoveries," and his short film score "If" won the golden award for Best Music Composer in the 2022 Tokyo Film Awards. Other honors include finalist for the 2021 ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Awards, and Winner of the 2019 Voices of Change Composition Competition. Andrew's composition mentors have included Kevin Puts, Robert Aldridge, and Amanda Harberg.
Andrew earned his bachelor's degree at Rutgers University and his master's degree at the Peabody Institute.
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