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 frequently collaborates with composers on the creation of new works including Herbert Deutsch, Elliot Cole, Nicholas Deyoe, 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 guitarist Jay Sorce as the Sorce/Lodge Duo, and with Hypercube, a cutting-edge new music quartet of saxophone, percussion, guitar and piano/accordion. Hypercube has been bringing their music to new audiences with tours across the country. In 2018 they have toured to Boston, Pittsburgh and Knoxville, and were featured artists at the FIMNME Festival of New Music in Mexico City, and the Charlotte New Music Festival. In the coming season Hypercube embarks on commissioning projects with several exciting young composers and visits Western Canada and California. The group was awarded a recording grant to complete their first album, Brain on Fire which will be released in early 2019.
Andrea is an integral part of nief-norf, a contemporary music organization and ensemble focused on bringing together new ideas in performance, composition and research. 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 twice been a featured artist at The Big Ears Festival, with performances broadcast on the WNYC program, New Sounds with John Schaefer. 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 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 performed with Yarn/Wire, Ecce Ensemble, Oracle Hysterical,
Metropolis Ensemble, Tenth Intervention and Anonymous Ensemble. Her recordings include two albums 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 2019 for release by New Zealand’s Atoll Records. 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 privately at the Greenwich House Music School. She completed a DMA in piano performance at Stony Brook University, where she studied with Gilbert Kalish and Christina Dahl.
Photo Credit: Aleksander Karjaka