Andrew

Schneider

Vocal Coach and Collaborative Pianist

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"Andrew Schneider plays like Liszt" 

- Houston Press

"Schneider delivered a crisp performance"

Arts and Culture Texas

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. From 2012-2016, Andrew served as organist at St. Michael Catholic Church in Houston and continues to perform as a church organist throughout the Houston area. Andrew has also served LSC-Kingwood as a staff accompanist since 2014.

For Mercury Houston, a period instrument ensemble, Andrew regularly plays harpsichord continuo, and has participated in several performances for the Houston Early Music Festival. As a continuo player,  Andrew has also played Handel’s Messiah with the San Antonio Symphony and the Kingwood Chorale, as well as Haydn’s Creation with the Woodlands Chorale.

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 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 is represented by Seven Eight Artists.

 
 
 

Events

 

Opera on Tap

September 7, 2019, 9:00 PM
Notsuch
Houston, Texas

Performance with La Speranza

September 28, 2019, 5:00 PM

First Evangelical Lutheran Church

Houston, Texas


A Concert of Italian Baroque Trio Sonatas

Texas New Music Ensemble Voice Recital

November 7, 2019, 7:30 PM

MATCH - Midtown Arts & Theatre Center Houston

Houston, Texas

With Soprano Julia Fox

Texas New Music Ensemble Voice Recital

November 9, 2019, 1:00 PM

Stephen F. Austin State University, Cole Concert Hall

Nacogdoches, Texas


With Soprano Julia Fox

Performance with the Brazosport Symphony Orchestra

December 14, 2019, 7:30 PM
The Clarion at Brazosport College
Clute, Texas

Opera on Tap: Valentine's Day Show

February 14, 2020, 7:00 PM

Envy Wine Room

Spring, Texas

Andrew Schneider plays with Opera on Tap Houston singers in a program of especially schmaltzy opera selections

Mercury Houston

Schubert's Winterreise

February 15, 2020, 8:00 PM

Wortham Center,

Houston, Texas


Orchestrated for strings by Antoine Plante with stage direction by Denis Plante and featuring tenor Nicholas Phan. Andrew Schneider is the rehearsal pianist for this production

Texas New Music Ensemble: 
Spring 2020 Composer Spotlight Concert

March 20, 2020, 7:00 PM

MATCH - Midtown Arts & Theatre Center

Houston, Texas

Andrew Schneider plays piano on the Peter Lieuwen Rhapsody with Joanna Becker, violin; Peter Lieuwen Bright River with Celeste Markey, clarinet; and Peter Lieuwen Gulfstream with the above players and Ariana Nelson, cello.

Postponed Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Texas New Music Ensemble 
Guest Ensemble at SCI 2020 National Conference

March 27, 2020, 8:00 PM

University of Texas at Arlington

Arlington, Texas

Andrew Schneider plays piano with Texas New Music Ensemble in a program of works for piano trio and various mixed ensembles:


Paul Novak: glimmer songs

Kyong Mee Choi: Rippled Pond

Chin Ting Chan: Icebergs

Jonathan Newmark: Secret Atop the Bluff

Emily Joy Sullivan: Dangerous Curves Ahead

Paul Osterfield: Quicksilver

Sam Wu: Monarch

Luke Dahn: The Impeded Stream is the one that Sings

Ben Robichaux: Innocent Machine


Postponed Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Seven Last Words of Christ by Michael John Trotta

(Live Stream Event)

April 6, 2020, 6:00 PM (CST)
Mary Queen Catholic Church
Friendswood, Texas

Performance of Les Exubérants

April 16, 2020, 7:00 PM

Tarrant County Community College

Fort Worth, Texas

An original composition by Andrew Schneider performed by Celeste Markey, clarinet, and Audrey Yu, oboe.

Postponed Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Houston Gilbert and Sullivan Society

The Yeomen of the Guard

June 20 and 27, 2020, 7:00 PM

June 21 and 28, 2020, 2:30 PM


Hobby Center, Zilkha Hall

Houston, Texas


Andrew Schneider is rehearsal accompanist for this production

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Houston, TX 77057

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