Performance Today®

with host Fred Child

: Meet Andrew Staupe

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Andrew Staupe, pianist

Conventional wisdom says that only those who start intense musical training at a very young age will succeed. But Andrew Staupe got a relatively late start on the piano. He didn't start working on it seriously until he was a teen-ager. Staupe knew he had to make up for lost time. He says, "I really super-charged myself. And I thought, I have to learn fast and learn a lot." We'll meet this fine young American pianist today in the PT studios. Music and conversation with Andrew Staupe.