Piano; Chamber Music
Andrew Goodridge has performed with many leading artists, including Roman Totenberg, Arturo Delmoni, Scott Yoo, D’Anna Fortunato, Sophie Vilker, and members of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, and Boston Symphony Orchestra. As a continuo player, he has performed at Emmanuel Church in Boston under conductor Craig Smith, and for the Boston premiere of Handel’s Rodelinda at Christ Church in Cambridge, MA. He is the official accompanist for Project STEP, an outreach program sponsored by the Boston Symphony, New England Conservatory, and Boston University. He accompanies regularly in the violin studio of Roman Totenberg and many other prestigious pedagogues.
Goodridge is also active as a teacher, lecturer, and writer. He teaches piano and coaches chamber music at the New England Conservatory Preparatory School, the Powers Music School, and the Lexington Music School, and has taught music history at New England Conservatory. As an accompanist for the Piatigorsky Foundation, he has given presentations at retirement homes and schools throughout Boston and the U.S. He has written program notes on at least 75 pieces for the Metamorphosen Chamber Orchestra, and the Kingston Chamber Music Festival at the University of Rhode Island. He has given mini-courses on chamber music appreciation for Elderhostel, in conjunction with the Kingston Chamber Music Festival, and has lectured at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education.
Goodridge grew up in New York City, where he studied both piano and violin. As a teenager, he spent three summers at Kneisel Hall, in Blue Hill, Maine, where he studied with the legendary accompanist, Artur Balsam.
B.A. English Literature, cum laude, Harvard University; M.M. Piano Performance, NEC; studies with Patricia Zander, D.M.A. Collaborative Piano, NEC.