Andrea Lodge, Piano
Pianist Andrea Lodge has been called a “Must See” (The Telegram, St. John’s, Canada). A specialist in the performance of contemporary music, she champions new works by composers such as Annea Lockwood, Elliot Cole, Erin Rogers, Andrea Mazzariello and C. Curtis Smith. Andrea was awarded top prizes at the Eckhardt-Gramatté Canadian National Competition for the Performance of New Music, including the award for best performance of the commissioned work, Curlicue, by Karen Sunabacka. She was featured in the Village Times Herald (Long Island, NY) for her showing at this competition in an article called “Stony Brook Pianist Hailed as One of Canada’s Best!”
Andrea lives in New York City where she performs regularly as soloist, with her husband guitarist Jay Sorce as the Sorce/Lodge Duo, and with Hypercube, a cutting-edge new music quartet of saxophone, percussion, guitar and piano. Hypercube has been bringing their music to new audiences with tours across the country and abroad, including appearances on the Music On The Edge Series (Pittsburgh), The Versipel New Music Festival (New Orleans) and The Frequency Series (Constellation, Chicago). In the current season Hypercube embarks on commissioning projects with several exciting young composers.
Since 2014, Andrea has been faculty pianist at the annual Nief-Norf Summer Festival and for Nief- Norf Project performances. These include tours with saxophonist Allison Adams and pianist/ composer Christopher Adler. Along with Nief-Norf, Andrea has been a featured artist at The Big Ears Festival, where her performance of “My Lips From Speaking” by Julia Wolfe was hailed by Alex Ross of the New Yorker:
...received a riotous rendition from the New York-based pianist Andrea Lodge. “Hell, yeah!” the man next to me exclaimed. “That’s why we come.”
Andrea has also performed at such festivals as the International Computer Music Conference, NYC Electroacoustic Music Festival, UNPLAY Festival, Sonic Boom Festival, the International Sound Symposium, the Queens New Music Festival and the Qubit Noise Non-Ference. She has appeared as guest artist with Yarn/Wire and the Contemporaneous Ensemble.
Recordings include an album of music for voice and piano by Marga Richter released by Redshift Music. She is preparing to record John Psathas’ Piano Concerto “Three Psalms” with Omar Carmenates and percussion orchestra in the winter of 2018 for release by New Zealand’s Atoll Records. In addition, she is currently working towards the release of her first solo album, Dynamic Earth.
As an educator, Andrea is the Piano Area Coordinator at Five Towns College in Long Island and teaches piano at the Greenwich House Music School in Manhattan. Andrea received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree from SUNY Stony Brook, where she studied with Gilbert Kalish and Christina Dahl.