Timo Andres is a composer and pianist who grew up in rural Connecticut, studied at Yale
University, and lives in Brooklyn, New York. A Nonesuch Records artist, he has been
critically acclaimed for his newest album of orchestral works, Home Stretch, and
his 2010 debut album for two pianos, Shy and Mighty.
In 2015-2016, Andres's new works include a piano concerto for Jonathan Biss and The Saint
Paul Chamber Orchestra, and a string quartet for the Takács Quartet, commissioned by
Carnegie Hall and the Shriver Hall Concert Series. He tours with fellow composer-performer
Gabriel Kahane to Carnegie Hall, the Newman Center in Denver, The Schubert Club in St.
Paul, and The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and with Philip Glass, joining
the composer in performances of Glass's complete piano etudes, with dates in Mexico City
and Chicago. Last season, he performed with Glass at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, San
Francisco Performances, Dublin's National Concert Hall, and London's Barbican Centre.
Other recent highlights include commissions from the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Los
Angeles Chamber Orchestra, and Los Angeles Philharmonic, as well as a consortium that
includes Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall, the Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, and San
Francisco Performances for Jonathan Biss and the Elias String Quartet.
As a pianist, Andres has performed solo recitals for Lincoln Center, Wigmore Hall, The
Phillips Collection, (Le) Poisson Rouge, and San Francisco Performances. He appeared at the
2014 Ojai Music Festival with The Knights, and performed Gershwin's Rhapsody in
Blue with the North Carolina Symphony in January and May 2015.
Andres earned both his bachelor's and master's degrees from the Yale School of Music. He
frequently performs with the new music ensemble ACME and is one-sixth of the Sleeping Giant
composers' collective. Visit andres.com for more information.