Andrew Appel, is an award winning harpsichordist, fortepianist, chamber musician, writer and educator who began his career as a soloist. In 1986 he founded the Four Nations Ensemble and has focused a career on chamber music for the last three decades.
Dr. Appel has written for Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Chamber Music Magazine, and scholarly journals. He serves as President of the Board of Trustees of Chamber Music America and is presently working on several comprehensive arts-in-education programs on the East Coast and in New Orleans.
Dr. Appel took part in the PhD program at CUNY with Barry Brook and Gustav Reese as mentors but abandoned a career in academia to continue work as a soloist and was awarded his DMA at the Juilliard School working with Brook and Albert Fuller. He also holds an artists first prize diploma from the Royal Conservatory of Antwerpen where he studied with Kenneth Gilbert.