My Awarded Projects
Sleeping Giant Collective and the Albany Symphony
The Albany Symphony has teams up with composer collective Sleeping Giant.Created By: Albany Symphony
A multimedia recording project featuring 5 recent commissions for percussion.Created By: Ian David Rosenbaum
Commercial Recording Featuring Solo Piano Works By Timo Andres and Phil Young
Solo Piano Works by American Composers Timo Andres and Phil YoungCreated By: Clara Yang
American Notes – Engaging new communities
Orpheus reaches close to 10,000 audience members and 2,500 students with the world premieres commissioned from Anna Clyne and Timo Andres.Created By: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
American Notes – a musical exploration
Orpheus commissions Anna Clyne and Timo Andres to compose new musical portraits exploring current American identity in a globalized world.Created By: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Timo Andres (b. 1985, Palo Alto, CA) is a composer and pianist who grew up in rural Connecticut, studied at Yale University and now lives in Brooklyn, NY. A Nonesuch Records artist, his newest album, Home Stretch has been hailed for its “playful intelligence and individuality,” (The Guardian) and of his 2010 debut release, Shy and Mighty, Alex Ross wrote in The New Yorker that “it achieves an unhurried grandeur that has rarely been felt in American music since John Adams came on the scene… more mighty than shy, [Andres] sounds like himself.”
New works include a piano quintet for Jonathan Biss and the Elias String Quartet, commissioned and presented by Wigmore Hall, Carnegie Hall, the Concertgebouw Amsterdam and San Francisco Performances; a solo piano work for Kirill Gerstein, commissioned by the Gilmore Foundation; a new string quartet for the Library of Congress, premiered by the Attacca Quartet; and a new piece for yMusic. Recent commissions include a major work for Third Coast Percussion and an ensemble song cycle to be premiered by himself, Gabriel Kahane, Becca Stevens, Ted Hearne and Nathan Koci at the Ecstatic Music Festival, and presented by the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra’s Liquid Music series.
As a pianist, Timo’s recent performances include solo recitals for Lincoln Center, Wigmore Hall, (le) Poisson Rouge, and San Francisco Performances and a world premiere of selected Philip Glass Etudes, alongside the composer, at the Barbican in London.
An avid cyclist, Timo can often be sighted commuting astride his 1983 Mercian.
excerpt from “Home Stretch” (2008)
Timo Andres, piano
Andrew Cyr, conductor