Andrea Pedro -- Piano
Tickets $25 - (Seniors & Students $20)
Mozart - Musical Joke K.522
Mozart Piano Concerto in E-flat major K.271
Mozart - Symphony in A major K.201
An award-winning pianist, Andrea Pedro is pursuing her Master of Music in Piano Performance at the University of Alberta under the supervision of Dr. Jacques Desires and Dr. Patricia Tao. Here, Andrea has won a major SSHRC grant for her project proposal on bringing Canadian music to small communities. She has also received a Graduate Teaching Assistantship, a Queen Elizabeth II Masters Scholarship, and other academic awards. Andrea received her Bachelor of Music in 2017 from Kwantlen Polytechnic University where she was a student of Jane Hayes and a two-time recipient of KPU’s top music scholarship. In the 2017 Performing Arts BC, Andrea won first prizes in National Canadian Piano and Senior Canadian Music, and runner-up in Senior Chamber. In 2015, her trio won first prizes in the Federation of Canadian Music Festivals, Performing Arts BC and the Friends of Chamber Music Young Musicians’ Competition. In recent years, Andrea organized and performed three solo recitals in her hometown Terrace BC. In August 2017, she worked with the Orchestra North Summer Program in Smithers BC where she coached and accompanied participants and later toured Northern BC with the ONSP Academy, an ensemble of university students and young professionals. In July 2018, Andrea will use her Johann Strauss Foundation Scholarship to study chamber music in Austria. In August, her trio will compete in the National Music Festival in New Brunswick. Following that, she will return to the Orchestra North Summer Program to perform Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto in G minor. Growing up in a small northern BC town, Andrea Pedro felt a strong connection to classical music that initiated her musical journey with the piano. Along the way, she discovered her affinity for chamber music and her fascination with contemporary music. As she continues her studies, she is now sharing music with others through teaching and performing. One of her goals is to bring classical music, especially contemporary styles, to small communities. Besides music, drawing is another of Andrea’s interests. In 2017, her submission to the KFA Multimedia Art Contest won a prize and opened the opportunity for her first art commission. Andrea’s other interests include philosophy, science, religion, art and design, cooking, hockey, chess and psychological thrillers.