ANDREA SWAN is a Chicago-area chamber musician, collaborative pianist, orchestral player, soloist and teacher. She is the principal keyboard player with the Grant Park Music Festival and plays regularly in the Lyric Opera of Chicago Orchestra. She also accompanies instrumentalists in their final auditions for positions in the Chicago Symphony and Lyric Opera Orchestras and has served as the official accompanist for numerous music festivals and competitions around the United States, including the Stulberg International String Competition. Ms. Swan performs regularly with two piano trios, the Evanston Chamber Ensemble (now in its 36th season) and the Pressenda Trio. She appears frequently on the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s chamber music series and performs annually at Northwestern University’s Winter Chamber Music Festival. As a collaborative pianist, she has performed with many artists locally, throughout the United States and on tours to the Far East. In addition, she premiered many new solo and chamber music compositions while she was the pianist for the University of Chicago’s Contemporary Chamber Players and the Fulcrum Point New Music Project. She maintains a large private class of adult piano students.
Ms. Swan holds degrees from Oberlin College and Indiana University. Her mentors include Jack Radunsky, Gyorgy Sebok, Menahem Pressler, Josef Gingold and Janos Starker.