Described as “a tour de force... a thoughtful and adventurous artist” (Boston Musical Intelligencer), “completely unique on the Montreal scene and perhaps the world over,” (Innovations en Concert), and “a precise, engaged, welcoming performer unafraid of deep ambiguities” (Chicago Reader), pianist, actor and composer Andy Costello is an artist with versatility, creativity, originality and imagination.
Dedicated to the music of living composers, Andy's solo repertoire champions works by living composers all over the world. “Andy trouve la profondeur dans chaque note” (“Andy finds depth in every note”), composer Philippe Leroux has stated of Andy's playing. Equally so, Andy is committed to presenting standard piano repertoire in a fresh way. Andy's Schumann playing has been described as “dreamy and sensitive”, and for his Shostakovitch, “steely and granitic” (Boston Musical Intelligencer).
Andy is currently on the piano faculty of New Music School in Chicago. He has previously served as a visiting artist for the composition department at The Boston Conservatory (2013-2014 academic year), and as a guest artist at Time Forms / Formes Temporelles (2013), Columbia College Chicago (2012-2013), Laboratoire de Musique Contemporaine de Montréal (2012), and Scotia Chamber Music Festival (2011).
In Spring 2014, Andy founded the Morton Feldman Chamber Players (MFCP), a non-profit organization devoted to programming the solo and chamber works of Morton Feldman in the United States and Canada. Based in Chicago, MFCP has been partnered with the Experimental Sound Studio and Iarca Gallery since the Fall of 2014.