Charlie Albright


Pianist, composer, and improviser Charlie Albright is the recipient of numerous national and international awards and competitions, including the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant, Gilmore Young Artist Award, Ruhr Klavier Festival Young Artist Award presented by Marc-André Hamelin, and the Young Concert Artists International Auditions.

Mr. Albright has appeared regularly worldwide with such orchestras as the BBC Concert Orchestra (14-concert tour); the Boston Pops; the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia; and the Baltimore, Buffalo, California, Edmonton (Canada), Des Moines, Fort Smith, Houston, Kymi Synfonietta (Finland), Omaha, National Center for the Performing Arts (Beijing), Phoenix, Seattle, San Francisco, and Victoria (Canada) Symphony Orchestras. He has also performed at such venues as Lincoln Center, the NCPA, and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Mr. Albright’s worldwide appearances include prominent solo and concerto performances as well as frequent collaborations with artists of all genres, such as cellist Yo-Yo Ma, violinist Joshua Bell, and vocalist Bobby McFerrin. He was named Artist-in-Residence for Harvard University’s Leverett House, a position last filled by Yo-Yo Ma.

In addition to performing, he is a sought-after speaker, masterclass instructor, teacher, and competition judge. His debut commercial recording, Vivace, has sold thousands of copies worldwide, and the first of a 3-part Schubert Series of live, all-Schubert recordings was released in 2017.

Mr. Albright studied with Nancy Adsit in Washington State, and proceeded to become the first classical pianist in the Harvard College/New England Conservatory 5-Year A.B./M.M. joint program, completing a Bachelor’s Degree as an Economics major and Pre-Med student at Harvard, and a Master of Music Degree in Piano Performance at NEC, having studied with Wha-Kyung Byun. He graduated with the prestigious Artist Diploma (A.D.) from The Juilliard School, having studied with Yoheved Kaplinsky.

Fall 2018

Appeared in


Sounds of the American Century