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André Previn Peck

About the Young Artist

        André Previn Peck is a 13-year-old pianist from La Crosse, Wisconsin.  Studying piano since the age of 4, he is currently a student of the internationally recognized Artist/Teacher, Dr. Joseph Zins of Crocus Hill Studios, St. Paul, Minnesota. 

        André was just named a’23-’24 From the Top Fellow by the legendary National Public Radio’s program From the Top, and was also announced a finalist in the inaugural Nashville Chopin International Piano Competition to be held in October, 2023.  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 the Master Classes of such international luminaries as Tamás Ungár, Asaf Zohar, Pascal Nemirovsky, Andrey Ponochevny, Igor Resnianski, Yoheved Kaplinsky, Mikhail Voskresensky,Gabriel Kwok and John Owings.  In February of 2023, André was named winner of the Minneapolis Music Teachers Forum (MMTF) Mozart Concerto Competition.  This resulted in an electrifying performance of the 2nd & 3rd movements of Mozart’s Concerto No. 21 in C Major with the Kenwood Symphony Orchestra of Minneapolis.


        André has performed numerous solo recitals at Sundin Music Hall, Hamline University, St. Paul.  Most recently he performed a solo recital on the Frances Cohler Coffee Concerts Series at William Abbott Concert Hall, University of Wisconsin, River Falls.  Notably, last June, he presented a massive Benefit Concert for his High School Band at the Cappella Fine Arts Center, La Crosse, Wisconsin, raising more than 2,000 dollars for instrument purchases. 


        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 a freshman at Logan High School and is also enrolled in Calculus III at the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse.

Andre’s joie de vivre is exceptional and reflects a youth with enormous talent in a relationship-based life.

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