Andrea Lodge has been hailed as a “Must-See”(The Telegram, St. John’s, Canada), and her performances have been noted as “Jarring and compelling”(Washington Post). A specialist in the performance of contemporary music, she frequently commissions and performs new works for piano solo and chamber ensemble. Andrea was awarded top prizes at the Eckhardt-Gramatté Canadian National Competition for the Performance of New Music, including the award for best performance of the commissioned work. She was featured in the Village Times Herald (Long Island, NY) for her showing at this competition in an article called “Stony Brook Pianist Hailed as One of Canada’s Best!”
Andrea lives in New York City where she performs regularly as soloist, with guitarist Jay Sorce as the Sorce/Lodge Duo, and with Hypercube, a cutting-edge new music quartet of saxophone, percussion, guitar and piano/accordion. Hypercube has been bringing their music to new audiences with tours across the country and abroad, as featured artists on the FIMNME Festival of New Music in Mexico City, the Charlotte New Music Festival, Now Hear This! Festival of New Music, Music on the Edge, the Ritornello Chamber Music Festival and, most recently, their own Hypercube Composition Lab. Hypercube's first album, "Brain On Fire" (2020), received critical acclaim and a first round Grammy nomination.
Andrea is an integral part of Nief-Norf, a contemporary music organization and ensemble focused on bringing together new ideas in performance, composition and research. Since 2014, Andrea has been faculty pianist at the annual Nief-Norf summer festival and for Nief-Norf project performances. Along with Nief-Norf, Andrea has twice been a featured artist at The Big Ears Festival, with performances broadcast on the WNYC program, “New Sounds” with John Schaefer. Her performance of “My Lips From Speaking” by Julia Wolfe was noted by Alex Ross of the New Yorker:
...received a riotous rendition from the New York-based pianist Andrea Lodge. “Hell, yeah!” the man next to me exclaimed. “That’s why we come.”
Andrea has played at the International Computer Music Conference, NYC Electroacoustic Music Festival, UNPLAY Festival, Sonic Boom Festival, the International Sound Symposium, the Queens New Music Festival and the Qubit Noise Non-Ference. She has collaborated with many new music ensembles such as Yarn/Wire, Ecce Ensemble, Oracle Hysterical, Metropolis Ensemble, Tenth Intervention and Anonymous Ensemble.
Andrea’s recordings include albums of Marga Richter’s music, “Dew Drops on a Lotus Leaf” with tenor William George, and "The Vocal Music of Marga Richter". She can be heard as soloist on composer Elliot Cole's album “Nightflower”, and is part of the ensemble Numinous on "The Grey Land" by Joseph C. Phillips Jr. She is preparing to record two piano concertos by John Psathas for piano and percussion orchestra for release by New Zealand’s Atoll Records and is working towards the release of her first solo album, “Dynamic Earth”.
As an educator, Andrea teaches at Five Towns College, Adelphi University and the Greenwich House Music School, and is the conductor and musical director of the Down Town Glee Club. She earned a DMA in piano performance from Stony Brook University, where she studied with Gilbert Kalish and Christina Dahl.