Faculty Profile

Andrea Sokol-Albert

Contributing Faculty in Collaborative Piano (2010)

Contact Information

sokolala@dickinson.edu

Weiss Center for the Arts Room 317

Bio

Described in the European and American press as a "brilliant, exciting musician of tremendous depth", pianist Andrea Sokol-Albert has performed extensively as recital/concerto soloist and collaborative artist. Solo recital appearances include the Phillips Collection (Washington, D.C.), the Dame Myra Hess Series (Chicago), the Gordon Trust Concerts (Baltimore), the American Landmark Festivals Series (New York City), the Shepley Artist Series (St.Louis), the Manchester Mid-day Series, and the Manchester Tippett/Debussy Festival (England). Concerto appearances in the United States include the National Symphony Orchestra and broadcasts include National Public Radio. Dr. Sokol-Albert is currently a contributing faculty member in collaborative piano at Dickinson College; she has also served on the faculties of Truman State University (Missouri) and Texas Lutheran University. She has appeared at numerous educational institutions around the country in the role of soloist, collaborative pianist, masterclass teacher, panelist, and competition adjudicator. A student of Peter Takacs and Gregory Allen, she received a Bachelor of Music from the Oberlin College/Conservatory of Music (Ohio), and a Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Texas at Austin. The winner of several competitions, including the Joanna Hodges International Piano Concerto Competition (California), she has also received numerous awards including a sponsorship from RCA Ltd. in England, the coveted Rudolf Serkin Award (Oberlin), an Oberlin Alumnus Fellowship, and a Craxton Trust Award (London). In addition, she has been the recipient of scholarships and fellowships for solo and chamber music study at the Banff Centre for the Arts (Canada), the International Cello Centre (Scotland), the Aspen International Music Festival (Colorado), and the Quartet Program (Troy, New York). Dr. Sokol-Albert currently resides in Baltimore with her husband, Charles Korb, and her three daughters: Naomi, Avigial, and Miriam.

Education

  • B.Mus., Oberlin Conservatory
  • M.Mus., D.M.A., University of Texas at Austin