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Timo Andres

Brooklyn, NY         

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.

Home Stretch

excerpt from “Home Stretch” (2008)

Timo Andres, piano
Andrew Cyr, conductor
Metropolis Ensemble

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Paraphrase on Themes of Brian Eno

excerpt from “Paraphrase on Themes of Brian Eno” (2010)

Andrew Cyr, conductor
Metropolis Ensemble

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