Andrew LahtiMusic Coordinator and Pianist
Andrew Lahti joined Tulsa Ballet as the Company and CDE pianist in June of 2009, returning to the company where he was first trained in the art of ballet accompanying by the acclaimed pianist Ramona Pansegrau. At Tulsa Ballet, he has worked with many distinguished teachers, including Marcello Angelini, Carol Roderick, Jacques Beltrame, Meelis Pakri, Susan Frei, Sarkis Kaltakchian, and Liudmila Polonskaya. Andrew spent the previous four years in New York City, pursuing his master’s degree and refining his skills. While there, he worked with Edward Ellison at Ellison Ballet, Carol Sumner at Ballet Arts, Sara Knight at Greenwich Ballet Academy, Dorit Koppel at Broadway Dance Center, and Francois Perron and Deborah Wingert at Manhattan Movement and Arts Center. He also played master classes for Anna-Marie Holmes, Maina Gielgud, and Allegra Kent.
A Tulsa native, Andrew received his Bachelor of Music from the University of Evansville in May 2004. While at the University, he studied with Dr. Garnet Ungar, won the University Concerto Competition, and was a finalist for the Gumberts Award recital. He completed his Masters in Piano Performance at the Mannes College of Music in May 2007, where he studied with pianist Jerome Rose. While at Mannes, he participated in numerous performances as a soloist, accompanist, and chamber musician, and also gave the world premiere of numerous pieces. Further studies were with Dr. Roger Price of the University of Tulsa, with Rebecca Pennys at the Chautauqua Institution, and in Austria with Jörg Demus and Stefano Fiuzzi.