Andrew Staupe is emerging as one of the distinctive voices in a new generation of pianists. He has appeared as soloist with many top orchestras throughout North America and in Europe, among them the Baltimore Symphony, San Diego Symphony, Houston Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony, George Enescu Philharmonic in Romania and Orquestra Filarmónica de Bogotá in Colombia. A Minnesota native, he has been a soloist at 12 Minnesota Orchestra subscription and summer concerts since 2006, the year he won FRIENDS of the Minnesota Orchestra’s Young Artist Competition. He has performed recitals at American and European venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, and his recordings include a disc of Carl Nielsen’s complete works for piano and violin with Danish violinist Hasse Borup, released in 2020 by Naxos. An advocate of new music, he will premiere Ketil Hvoslef’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in the 2022-23 season. He is an assistant professor of piano at the University of Houston, and artistic director of the Young Artist World Piano Festival in Minnesota. He earned a doctorate at Rice University with Jon Kimura Parker and studied at the University of Minnesota with Lydia Artymiw.