Praised as a “[musically] eloquent” (San Francisco Classical Voice) player “with the kind of freedom, authority, and strength…that one expects from the world’s finest pianists” and a “bewitching musical presence” (The Piedmont Post), American pianist Audrey Vardanega (b.1995) has performed as a solo and collaborative pianist across Europe, China, and the United States. She is the Founder and Artistic Director of Musaics of the Bay, a nonprofit chamber music series dedicated to connecting musicians, composers and visual artists for collaborations around the world, and the co-founder and COO of Arium TV, a free online streaming services devoted to connecting global viewers with the stories of world-class classical artists. She has been featured as a solo and chamber musician with the Hangzhou Grand Theater, Festival Napa Valley, the Santa Cruz Symphony, the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, the Zhejiang Conservatory of Music, the Teatro del Libertador San Martín in Córdoba, Argentina, the Conservatorio de Musica in Bilbao, Spain, San Francisco’s Old First Concerts Series, San Francisco’s Herbst Theater, the Berkeley Crowden School’s “Sundays at 4” Concert Series, Festival del Sole Napa Valley, Rockefeller University’s Tri-Institutional Noon Concerts Series, the Valley of the Moon Music Festival, Santa Cruz’s “Distinguished Artists Concert and Lecture Series,” and the Berkeley Hillside Club Concert Series. Festival appearances include the Ravinia Festival in Highland Park, Illinois, IMS Prussia Cove, and the Carnegie Hall Workshops.
She has received instruction from notable artists including Leon Fleisher, Thomas Adés, Gidon Kremer, Robert Levin, Miriam Fried, and Jonathan Biss. She currently studies with Richard Goode.
Audrey lives in Berkeley, CA and New York City; she enjoys cooking and spending time with her shih-tzu and morkie, Romeo and Bear.