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"Andrew Schneider plays like Liszt" 

- Houston Press

"Schneider delivered a crisp performance"

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"I had the pleasure of collaborating with Andrew during the production of Hansel and Gretel at Opera in the Heights. His meticulous attention to detail allowed me to distinctly hear the various instruments within the orchestra in his playing. Andrew's musicianship is truly exceptional, and I am grateful for the opportunity to have worked alongside such a remarkable musician."

- Priscilla Salisbury (soprano)

“Singing with Andrew Schneider feels like performing with an orchestra! His attention to detail and virtuosic playing helps enhance my singing and prepare me well for productions.”

- Sarah Dyer (mezzo-soprano)

NOW AVAILABLE!

Featuring Andrew Schneider's Les Exubérants, Op. 11 and Les Enchanteresses Dansantes, Op. 12

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Andrew Schneider: Workshops

PINNACLE VOL. 3

CONTEMPORARY CHAMBER WORKS

Navona Records presents PINNACLE VOL. 3, a collection of contemporary chamber works by composers Alla Elana Cohen, Andrew Schneider, Dušan Bavdek, and Richard E Brown that highlight the melodic, emotive, and dramatic styles offered by today’s chamber music. This diverse assortment of repertoire spans numerous influences and orchestrations, delivering a range of sounds from somber and moving to sprightly and energetic. Leveraging raw thematic material and colorful musical portraits, the composers and performers in this edition of PINNACLE keep the fire burning while bringing a fresh and unique tone to the series.

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BIOGRAPHY

A native of Houston, ANDREW SCHNEIDER is a pianist and vocal coach whose virtuosic technique and interpretative daring has cemented his reputation among clients as a fearless musician. His extensive collaborative activity encompasses early music, standard operatic and art song repertoire, as well as contemporary music. Proficient in Italian, German, French, Latin - and especially adept in less frequently encountered languages, such as Russian - Andrew enjoys using his considerable linguistic skill to help make challenging texts accessible to his clients. Andrew’s wide ranging musical activities also includes harpsichord and organ performance, composition, and conducting.

    Andrew holds a B.Mus., summa cum laude, in music composition from Rice University, and in 2009, was a finalist in the ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composers Competition. Since 2012, Andrew has been regularly employed as a church organist around Houston; he has also functioned as a staff accompanist at Lone Star College Kingwood and Houston Community College since 2014. Andrew has frequently played harpsichord continuo, including for Mercury Houston and for period-instrument chamber ensemble La Speranza, as well as with the Lawson Ensemble in Jacksonville, Florida, for performances of Handel’s Messiah and Monteverdi’s 1610 Vespers under Cara Tasher. Other ensembles have included the San Antonio Symphony, the Kingwood Chorale, and the Woodlands Chorale. He has also played piano for several chamber and vocal performances with the Texas New Music Ensemble, including in touring performances at SFA University, Nacogdoches.

More recent highlights have included a summer 2021 concert of Polish vocal and piano music sponsored by the Consulate of the Republic of Poland, Houston, and the kickoff concert of the French Cultures Festival sponsored by the Consulate of the French Republic, Houston.


In the field of opera, Andrew has served as music director for a production of Sweeney Todd and has coached Ariadne auf Naxos for the Kingwood Summer Opera. Andrew has also served as music director for Lone Star Lyric Theatre's production of Victor Herbert's Madeleine, and rehearsal pianist for the Houston Gilbert and Sullivan Society's production of A Topsy Turvy Mikado. Other operas Andrew has coached include Rita, L’heure espagnole, L’italiana in Algeri, and La scala di seta and Zanetto for Operativo Houston, as well as Hansel and Gretel. For a 2016 Pittsburgh production, Andrew also coached the leading role in Die schweigsame Frau. Recently, Andrew has worked with HGOco, Houston Grand Opera's community outreach initiative, to assist in coaching singers for performances of Kamala Sankaram's Monkey and Francine in the City of Tigers, Mary Carol Warwick's Cinderella in Spain and Donizetti's The Elixir of Love.    


In his spare moments, Andrew enjoys history, literature, linguistics, cartography, and mystery novels, all interests upon which he is apt to draw for his renowned store of indelible anecdotes.

Andrew Schneider: Profiles

HAPPY ENDINGS

Book & Lyrics by Kelli Estes

Music by Andrew Schneider

A singspiel in one act with lots of little scenes.

Marcello has given up painting, dabbled in music and philosophy and now has written a book. When his publisher, Ricordi thinks that it's too much of a downer.  Naturally, the temperamental Marcello fights back because he “is an artist.” Margaret, after years of being Ricordi's "coffee-fetching courtesan" tries hitching herself to the next talent that walks in the door.

Available to rent from Lone Star Lyric

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EVENTS

AMERICAN MUSIC VOICE RECITAL

February 17, 2023, 7:00 PM

Lone Star College Kingwood-Recital Hall

Kingwood, Texas

Featuring Juan Garza and Evan Cooper

TEXAS NEW MUSIC ENSEMBLE 

SPRING CONCERT 

FEATURING THE WORLD PREMIERE OF ANDREW SCHNEIDER’S LES EXUBÉRANTS, OP.11

Thursday, March 23, 2023, 7:00 PM (with open rehearsal March 22, 2023 from 5-9 PM)

Archway Gallery

Houston, Texas

Reserve Seats HERE

OPERA IN THE HEIGHTS PERFORMANCE OF RIGOLETTO

Rehearsal Pianist
March 25, 2023 - April 2, 2023

PERFORMANCE WITH DUO DRAMATIQUE

"SEEKING FREEDOM"

Sunday, April 16, 2023, 2:00 PM
Our Lady of Czestochowa Catholic Church (Parish Hall)
Houston, Texas

CARL ORFF: CARMINA BURANA

Saturday, April 22 7:30 PM and Sunday, April 23 3:00 PM

Kingwood High School

Kingwood, Texas


Performance with Kingwood Chorale

PERFORMANCE WITH DUO DRAMATIQUE

"A BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE TO ST. JOHN PAUL II OF POLISH MUSIC AND POETRY"

Thursday, May 18th, 2023, 7:00 PM

Cullen Hall, University of St. Thomas

Houston, Texas

Sponsored by the Saint John Paul II Institute 

PERFORMANCE WITH DUO DRAMATIQUE

"SEEKING FREEDOM"

June 6, 2023, 7:30 PM
Good Shepherd Episcopal Church
Lake Charles, Lousianna

THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE

(Rehearsal Pianist)

July 22-30, 2023

Hobby Center

Houston, Texas

A Houston Gilbert and Sullivan Society Production

Conducted by Eiki Isomura

PERFORMANCE OF ANDREW SCHNEIDER'S POLISH LANGUAGE SETTING OF THE

"AVE MARIA" 

July 28, 2023, 7:30 PM

Steinway Piano Gallery 

Troy, Michigan

Performance by soprano Dorothy Gal and pianist Jaroslaw Golembiowski as part of the American Council for Polish Culture Conference

PERFORMANCE WITH DUO DRAMATIQUE
“SHADOWS OF WAR, WHISPERS OF LOVE”

September 30, 2023, 7:30 PM
University of Saint Thomas
Houston, Texas

PERFORMANCE WITH DUO DRAMATIQUE
“TRANSCENDING STRUGGLE”

November 12, 2023, 6:00 PM 

Memorial Classical Concert Series

Private Residence, Houston, Texas

Featuring the Cesar Franck Sonata, and music by Ernest Bloch, John Williams, Reza Vali, Arvo Pärt, and Max Richter

OPERA IN THE HEIGHTS
HUMPERDINCK’S HANSEL AND GRETEL

December 1st, 3rd, 8th, and 9th, 2023, various times
Lambert hall
Houston, Texas

Rehearsal Pianist

SOMETHIN' ELS

A VIOLA RECITAL WITH HANNAH MARTINEAU

March 5, 2024, 7:00 PM 

Van Cliburn Concert Hall

TCU School of Music

Fort Worth, Texas

Featuring the world premiere of Hannah Martineau's arrangement of the legendary Miles Davis recording of "Autumn Leaves" and a performance of Andrew Schneider's setting of "Ave Maria"

PERFORMANCE WITH DUO DRAMATIQUE

"POLISH CULTURE AND NATURE IN POETRY AND MUSIC"

March 21, 2024, 6:30 PM

Cullen Hall, University of St. Thomas

Houston, Texas

Presented by St. John Paul II Institute

OPERA IN THE HEIGHTS
PUCCINI'S LA BOHÈME

April 5-13, 2024, various times

Lambert Hall

Houston, Texas


(Rehearsal Pianist)

PERFORMANCE WITH DUO DRAMATIQUE 

May 10, 2024, 6:30 PM

Our Lady of Czestochowa

Roman Catholic Church

Houston, Texas

Featuring Dominika Dancewicz, violin

 

Sponsored by the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland

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