Andrew Rangell


Born: 1948
Although born in Chicago, Andrew Rangell was raised in Colorado. He studied in New York's Juilliard School of Music, obtaining a doctorate in piano; his teachers there included David Burge, Josef Raieff, and Beveridge Webster. He won the Malraux Award of the Concert Artists Guild, leading to his New York debut. In 1988 he received the Avery Fisher Career Development Grant, an award that is given on the basis the quality of the recipient's performances in regular concerts and recitals over a period of time, rather than as a result of a short period of competition appearances.

Rangell is best known for his performances of all thirty-two of Beethoven's piano sonatas, and for Bach's Goldberg Variations. In concert, he his repertory ranges from Gibbons and Froberger to twentieth-century composers such as Nielsen, Berio, Schoenberg, Janacek, and Christian Wolff.

Appearances on the public radio program "Fresh Air" resulted in runs on record stores by listeners trying to locate Rangell's recordings. While he performs throughout the United States, he is particularly active in New York, where he appears frequently at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the 92nd Street Y, Miller Theater of Columbia, and the Lincoln Center Mostly Mozart Festival, and often tours throughout New England.