Andrea Swan is a Chicago-area chamber musician, collaborative pianist, orchestral player, soloist and teacher. She is the principal keyboardist of the Grant Park Music Festival and plays regularly in the Lyric Opera of Chicago Orchestra. She also accompanies instrumentalists in their final auditions for positions in the Chicago Symphony and Lyric Opera orchestras. Swan has served as the official accompanist for many music festivals and competitions throughout the United States, including the Stulberg International String Competition.
She performs regularly with the Evanston Chamber Ensemble and the Pressenda Trio. She also performs annually at Northwestern University’s Winter Chamber Music Festival. Swan has premiered many new solo and chamber music compositions as pianist of the University of Chicago’s Contemporary Chamber Players and Fulcrum Point New Music Project. She also maintains a large private teaching studio.
Swan holds degrees from Oberlin College and Indiana University. Her mentors include Jack Radunsky, György Sebők, Menahem Pressler, Josef Gingold and János Starker.