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Biography

“While he is very gifted technically, what sets him apart is how generous he is from the keyboard. He pours his soul into his playing.”

-Baritone Scott Lagraff in an interview with The Leaf-Chronicle, Clarksville, Tenn.

Pianist Andrew Hudson has performed over two thousand songs and arias with singers from around the world, including alumni of the Bayreuth, Leibzig, Metropolitan, New York City, and Nice Operas, and the National Opera of Prague.  (View his complete vocal repertoire).  Over the past twenty years he has given solo and collaborative performances in Austria, Canada, England, Germany, Italy, Mexico, and throughout the United States that have been described as “poised, confident, and enthralled” (Winston-Salem Journal), and exhibiting “powerful virtuosity paired with philosophic peace” (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung).  Dr. Hudson has been the rehearsal pianist for the Lyric Opera Waco (1998-2001), a faculty pianist at the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria (2002-2004), Principal Lieder Coach for Lied Austria (2006), and Musical Director for Baylor Opera (2007-2010).  He is currently on the faculties of McLennan Community College and Baylor University (view a complete list of student recitals he has accompanied at Baylor).  Dr. Hudson is an avid proponent of contemporary song, and has premiered many works by award-winning American composers.  Some of these are included on  his CD “Songs of Stephen Lyas, Michael Patterson, and Lee Hoiby”, with baritone Scott Lagraff (Centaur Label, CRC 2963).  He makes his home in central Texas with his wife, Terry Lynn Hudson, who has served on the piano faculty of Baylor University since 1995.  Andrew Hudson was born in Nashville, Tennessee, grew up in Radford, Virginia, and  holds degrees in piano performance from the North Carolina School of the Arts, the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music, and the University of Texas at Austin.