Performance Today

with host Fred Child

In-studio with Andrew Staupe

Andrew Staupe
Andrew Staupe Courtesy of the artist
28min 21sec

When Andrew Staupe was a child he spent a lot of time onstage, not as a musician, but as an actor and dancer. One day he heard another performer playing a Chopin nocturne on a piano backstage and was transfixed. Today he's a doctoral candidate in piano performance at Rice University and a finalist in the American Pianists Association Classical Fellowship Award. Staupe joins host Fred Child in the studio to talk about life on the stage and play music by Debussy, Mendelssohn and Christopher Walczak.