Andrés Vial is a pianist and composer from Montreal.
He has performed with Peter Bernstein, Ingrid Jensen, Malika Tirolien, Kalmunity, Ethnic Heritage Ensemble, André White, Kevin Dean, Al McLean, Adrian Vedady, Gabriel Lambert, Gamelan Giri Kedaton, Kim Zombik, Mira Choquette and many others.
He recently released Sphereology Volume One, the first in a series of Thelonious Monk tribute albums, to critical acclaim. The New York City Jazz Record wrote “Andrés is a fine jazz pianist… the high musicianship and obvious affection for the songs make Sphereology Volume One a worthy effort.” He has also taught piano and improvisation workshops at McGill University with a specific focus on Monk’s music.
In addition to his ongoing collaboration with tap dancers Tanya and Travis Knights, he has composed and performed original music for contemporary dancers Tentacle Tribe, Meena Murugesan and Hiroshi Miyamoto as well as contributing to many film soundtracks.