Timo Andres (b. 1985, Palo Alto, CA) is a composer and pianist who grew up in rural Connecticut and now lives in Brooklyn, NY. A Nonesuch Records artist, his newest album of orchestral works, Home Stretch, has been hailed for its “playful intelligence and individuality,” (The Guardian) and of his 2010 debut album for two pianos, 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.”
Andres’s recent works include a new 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—for whom he has written a new work, commissioned by Carnegie Hall—to Carnegie, the Newman Center in Denver, the Schubert Club in St. Paul, and UNC-Chapel Hill, and with Philip Glass, joining the composer in performances of Glass’s complete piano Études, with dates in Mexico City and Chicago. (These follow past performances with Glass at Brooklyn’s BAM, San Francisco Performances, the National Concert Hall in Dublin and London’s Barbican Centre.)
Other recent highlights include commissions from the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and a consortium including Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall, the Concertgebouw 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 Festival with the Knights Chamber Orchestra, and performed Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue with the North Carolina Symphony in January and May 2015.
taken by Michael Wilson, Brooklyn, NY, May 2013
taken by Jonathan Waiter, Brooklyn, New York, December 2010
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