Andri Joël Harison
Andri Joël Harison is an Austrian pianist, conductor and composer.
As a pianist, he has won several international prizes in Europe and overseas. He first appeared as a conductor of his own composition at the early age of 15. This was followed by the Vienna Tonkunstvereinigung and, for the final concert of his conducting studies in 2020, the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra. As a composer, his œuvre to date comprises over 100 works. Highlights of his work to date include Fledermaus-Fantasie (piano, premiere 2017), Schlaflied (tenor and orchestra, commissioned work by the Tyrolean Festival, premiere 2019) and Die Weisen einer Liebenden (song cycle for soprano and orchestra based on his own poems), whose premiere for soprano and piano at the Vienna State Opera on 5 March 2022 was met with great enthusiasm by critics and audiences alike. Furthermore, he is working on his first opera Noëmi (based on his own libretto) and as an all-round coach for singers with a focus on opera and operetta. Since the 2020/21 season he has been a member of the Young Artist Program of the Vienna State Opera as a pianist and répétiteur.