College Faculty Music History
Audrey Axinn’s sensitive and compelling performances on fortepiano and modern piano have been hailed by the Washington Post and others as a “truly admirable” and “Axinn is an artist…her touch is magical and the fluidity of her playing exceptional.” “Her musical sensibility reminds one of Landowska.”
Performance highlights on historical and modern pianos include solo performances and collaborations with artists including Monica Huggett, Jaime Laredo, Sharon Robinson, Eugene Fodor, Daniel Heifetz and Rufus Muller in venues including Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Caramoor; the 92nd Street Y and The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Edinburgh International Festival.
Dr. Axinn teaches vocal and instrumental chamber music on fortepianos at The Juilliard School. She teaches collaborative piano major lessons and classroom courses in collaborative piano and fortepiano and performance practice at Mannes School of Music and starting in Fall, 2022 she will begin teaching at Manhattan School of Music. Dr. Axinn has given master classes throughout Asia including Beijing Central Conservatory; Shanghai Conservatory; China Conservatory and Hong Kong Academy of the Arts. In the West, she has presented master classes at The Curtis Institute of Music, The Juilliard School, The New England Conservatory; Oberlin Conservatory and the Koninklijk Conservatorium.
From 2018-21, Ms. Axinn served as Associate Dean and faculty at the Tianjin Juilliard School in China. Previously, she held the position of Assistant Dean at Mannes School of Music. Ms. Axinn holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree from The Juilliard School, as well as degrees from The Curtis Institute of Music, and The Manhattan School of Music. She also attended Sweelinck Conservatorium on a U.S. Fulbright and Netherland-America Foundation grant.
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