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André Peck (13)
Concerto: Saint-Saëns Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 22 (I. Andante sostenuto)
André Previn Peck is from La Crosse, Wisconsin. Studying piano since the age of 4, he is currently a student of the nationally/internationally recognized Artist/Teacher, Dr. Joseph Zins of Crocus Hill Studios, St. Paul, Minnesota.
In June of 2021, as a winner of the Concerto Competition of the Piano Texas International Festival & Academy, André made his orchestral debut at the age of eleven with the Fort Worth Symphony conducted by Miguel Harth-Bedoya. He was one of just 24 selected from all over the world to attend the academy in the Junior Category (17 and under). In June of 2022, André was once again selected for the Festival in an ever-increasingly competitive environment. For the second year in a row, he was a winner of the Concerto Competition and performed with the Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra conducted by Geoffrey Simon. The concert was held in the stunning new Van Cliburn Concert Hall on the campus of Texas Christian University. André has performed in Master Classes and private lessons with such international luminaries as Tamás Ungár, Asaf Zohar, Pascal Nemirovsky, Andrey Ponochevny, Igor Resnianski, and John Owings.
Most recently in February of 2023, André was named winner of the Minneapolis Music Teachers Forum (MMTF) Mozart Concerto Competition resulting in tonight’s performance with the Kenwood Symphony Orchestra. In November of 2021, André was named Alternate in the State Division of the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) National Young Artist Competition – Junior Level (age 11-14). In December of 2020, Andre received Second Place in the St. Paul Piano Teachers Association (SPPTA) Concerto Competition.
André’s passions in addition to piano include sports, mathematics, cubing, chess, and friends. His interest in giving back to his community utilizing his pianistic gifts includes organizing Kid-Helping-Kids concerts for the La Crosse Children’s Museum and the Memorial Pool. The spirit of philanthropy was instilled by his parents, Chris Peck and Chau Nguyen. His younger brother Stephen is a cellist and the two perform together occasionally. He is currently an eighth grader and has completed his high school mathematics courses.
Andre’s joie de vivre is exceptional and reflects a youth with enormous talent in a relationship-based life.