Pianist Andrew Cooperstock performs widely as soloist and chamber musician and has appeared throughout six continents and in most of the fifty states, including performances at New York’s Alice Tully, Merkin, and Carnegie Halls, Broadway’s 54 Below, Greenwich Village’s (le) Poisson Rouge, Brooklyn’s BargeMusic, and at the United Nations. He has been featured in recitals and concerto appearances at the Chautauqua, Brevard, and Round Top international music festivals, the Australian Festival of Chamber Music, Hong Kong’s Hell Hot! New Music Festival, and in London, Beijing, Accra, Kiev, Sapporo, Canberra, Lima, and Geneva, on National Public Radio, Radio France, and the BBC.
An advocate for new music, Andrew Cooperstock has premiered works by American composers Lowell Liebermann, John Fitz Rogers, Rob Paterson, and Aaron Copland and participated in commissioning works by Eric Stern, Robert Starer, Dan Welcher, and Meira Warshauer.
A sought-after chamber musician, Cooperstock has performed with the Takács Quartet, the Ying Quartet, the Dorian Quintet, violinist James Buswell, violist Roberto Diaz, cellists Andres Diaz and András Fejér, hornist Eli Epstein, and pianist Paul Schoenfield. He is a regular soloist with the Boulder Chamber Orchestra, and a founder of Trio Contraste, which specializes in commissioning and performing contemporary music for piano, violin, and clarinet. With violinist William Terwilliger, as Opus Two (www.opustwo.org), Cooperstock has recorded a critically acclaimed series of American music CD’s, featuring works by Aaron Copland, Leonard Bernstein, and George Gershwin, among others, and performing this music worldwide. Opus Two’s most recent recording, a 75th-anniversary tribute to American composer George Gershwin, features a newly commissioned Eric Stern arrangement of beloved songs from Girl Crazy and collaborations with Broadway singer Ashley Brown. Cooperstock’s next solo recording, for Bridge Records, will pay tribute to Leonard Bernstein’s centenary in 2018.
Prize-winner in the National Federation of Music Clubs Artist Competition, the New Orleans International Piano Competition, and the United States Information Agency’s Artistic Ambassador Auditions, Cooperstock has since served as juror for China’s Giant Cup Art Talent Competition, the Music Teachers National Association national competitions, and the National Federation of Music Clubs Young Artists Competition, among others, and he has presented master classes widely, from Beijing to Nice to Vladivostok.
A graduate of the Juilliard School and the Cincinnati and Peabody Conservatories, Andrew Cooperstock studied with Abbey Simon, David Bar-Illan, and Walter Hautzig, as well as with collaborative pianist Samuel Sanders. Dr. Cooperstock is currently Professor of Piano at the University of Colorado at Boulder, faculty member at Rocky Ridge Music Center (Colorado) and Saarburg International Festival of Music (Germany), and honorary faculty member at Guangxi Arts Institute in southern China. Previous appointments include posts at the University of Oklahoma and Brevard Music Center. Cooperstock has recorded for the Naxos, Azica, Bridge, and Albany labels, among others. He is a Steinway artist.