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Andrea Christie

upcoming events

November 19, 2019. Video premiere release of ‘Turadh’ with Annika Socolofsky, Xuan films and Parhelion Trio @Princeton Sound Kitchen. 8pm, Taplin Auditorium. Princeton, NJ

December 15, 2019
. 2:00pm, Sunday. Le Petit Salon de Musique presents Parhelion in recital. @Le Petit Salon de Musique. Stony Brook, NY

January 16-19, 2020. Parhelion Trio & ~Nois saxophone quartet in concert. NYC

February 23, 2020
. An die Musik NYC Concert Series with Erin Heisel, soprano; Jamon Maple, tenor; and Andrea Christie, piano.

March 14, 2020
. 8:30pm, Saturday. The Stone presents Lisa Bielawa + Parhelion Trio. @The Stone. 55 west 13th street, The New School Glass Box Theatre.

March 31, 2020. 7:30pm, Tuesday. Songs of the Redwood-Tree: Music of Sunny Knable. Featuring Parhelion Trio, Xelena Duo, bassoonist Scott Pool, pianist Natsuki Fukasawa. @Weill Hall, Carnegie Hall.

June 20, 2020. Parhelion Trio & The Furies violin duo in concert @Spectrum. Brooklyn, NY.

Recent events

October 5, 2019. 7:30pm, Saturday. CreArt Music Series presents Bilitis, a joint concert featuring Parhelion Trio and CreArt Box ensemble. @Renee Weiler Recital Hall. 46 Barrow Street, New York, NY.

Aug 8 - Aug 15, 2019. Parhelion Trio Residency at Avaloch Farm Institute and partnership with composers: Alexandra du Bois, Danielle Schwob, and Seong Ae Kim.  Boscawen, New Hampshire.

July 2019. Rehearsal Pianist for Wet Ink Ensemble & Kate Soper’s new opera, ‘The Romance of the Rose’ (to be premiered in Spring 2020). Montclair, NJ.

May 31, 2019.
7:30pm, Friday. Greenwich House Faculty Recital Series presents Andrea Christie. Featuring guests Erin Heisel, soprano & Parhelion Trio. @Renee Weiler Recital Hall. 46 Barrow Street, New York, NY.

May 29, 2019. 9pm, Wednesday. Terraza7 and Ricardo Gallo present Piano Night. Featuring Andrea Christie and Andrea Lodge playing Stravinsky ‘Rite of Spring’ for piano four hands, alongside original compositions played by Emilio Teubal. @Terraza7. Jackson Heights, NY

May 27, 2019.  5pm, Monday. State of Emergency : A Benefit Concert for NY Immigration Coalition (NYIC). Featuring the katie bishop ensemble, Felicia Chen, Amal El-shrafi, Melinda Faylor, Daniel Felsenfeld, Howie Kenty, Sunny Knable, Niloufar Nourbakhsh, The Parhelion Trio, Bahar Royai, and more. @Areté. 67 West Street, Brooklyn, NY.

May 20, 2019.  New York Philharmonic Workshop for Very Young Composers presents: Parhelion Trio. *private event @Lincoln Center.  New York, NY.

May 10-11, 2019. Recording session at Princeton University with Parhelion Trio, composer Annika Socolofsky and video artist Xuan Zhang to record Socolofsky’s piece ‘Turadh’, commissioned by Eighth Blackbird Creative Lab and written for Parhelion.

April 3, 2019.  1pm, Wednesday.  Adelphi University presents a Faculty Piano Recital by Andrea Christie.  @Adelphi University Performing Arts Center.  Garden City, NY

March 25, 2019.  New York Philharmonic Workshop for Very Young Composers presents: Lucy Shelton, with Andrea Christie, piano. *private event @Lincoln Center.  New York, NY.

March 2, 2019.  8:00pm, Saturday.  New Music XIV presents Lisa Bielawa in recital with Adelphi Department of Music faculty members Andrea Christie and Deborah Sepe (cello) alongside guest artists Blanca Cecilia González (violin), Marissa Licata (violin), and Chieh-Fan Yu (viola).  @Adelphi University Performing Arts Center.  Garden City, NY

February 8, 2019. 7:30pm, Friday. Parhelion Trio + SugarCave in Concert. @Areté. Brooklyn, NY.




Canadian pianist Andrea Christie is a versatile performing artist with a flair for late-romantic works and a passion for contemporary music.  Equally at home as soloist and chamber musician, she is the pianist of the NYC-based Parhelion Trio, an all-female ensemble that is dedicated to performing new and adventurous music.  Recent (and upcoming) collaborations include performances with Lisa Bielawa (vocalist with Philip Glass Ensemble), members of Eighth Blackbird ensemble, Wet Ink Ensemble (for Kate Soper’s new opera premiering in 2020), vocalist Shara Nova, soprano Rachel Schutz, cellist Antonio Hallongren, and violinist Anne Sophie Andersen.  Recent appearances include performances at Harpa Concert Hall in Reykjavík, The Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen, and at New York City's leading concert venues including Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Symphony Space, and National Sawdust.  A native of Victoria, Canada, Christie has been playing piano since the age of four.  Her formal training began at the Victoria Conservatory of Music, where she made her solo orchestral debut at age 14, performing Rachmaninoff’s Second Piano Concerto. 

Andrea Christie received her Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music degrees from SUNY Stony Brook and completed her Bachelor of Music at the University of British Columbia.  Her principal mentors include Germán Diez, Christina Dahl and Jane Coop.  As a recipient of numerous scholarships and fellowships, Christie has performed in residencies and summer festivals across North America and Europe including Tanglewood, the Mozarteum, Academy Prag-Wien-Budapest, Eighth Blackbird Creative Lab, Avaloch Farm Institute, International Festival of Contemporary Music at Mannes, Icicle Creek Chamber Music Institute, Vancouver International Song Institute, Orford Academy, and Morningside Music Bridge. 

As an educator, Dr. Christie teaches at Adelphi University, and is on the piano faculty of the Greenwich House Music School.  Dr. Christie has previously served on the piano faculties at Stony Brook University’s Pre-College Division, and at the Herald Music School.



Parhelion Trio

10.07.2017 / Live at Oktaven Studio, NY