About Andrew...

"virtuoso clarinet artistry...seemed to defy human ability..."˚ 


Eighteen year old Andrew Moses is a composer and clarinetist from Los Angeles, California. Hailed at age 13 as "an artist to watch" and "a musician of enormous talent", his compositions have been performed by ensembles such as the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the International Contemporary Ensembe (ICE), and the Calder Quartet.

Andrew's recent performance with the LA Philharmonic New Music Ensemble of his own at a gray sky floating between the dirt (LA Phil commission) for clarinet and chamber orchestra was described as "intricate in its orchestral interaction and coloration..." (San Francisco Classical Voice) and "reaching an audience in a compellingly direct way..." (LA Times), while his clarinet playing was described as "astonishing..." (LA Times).
Andrew was a Composer Fellow with the Los Angeles Philharmonic 2013-2015, and continued in 2015-2016 as an LA Phil Senior Fellow.  His chamber works have been performed in concert by the Argus Quartet as part of the 2015 Hear Now Festival of New Music in Los Angeles, by wild UP at the Regent Theater as part of the LA Phil’s "Next on Grand" Festival, by the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) at the 2016 Ojai Music Festival, as part of the Yellow Barn Young Artists Program in Vermont, and by the Los Angeles Master Chorale and Los Angeles Philharmonic Chamber Ensembles.  The LA Phil premiered two short orchestral works of his at Walt Disney Concert Hall in the past concert seasons, respectively (2013-2014, 2014-2015). And his most recent commission by the LA Phil was conducted by John Adams in Walt Disney Concert Hall as part of the groundbreaking Green Umbrella Series. Andrew has participated in masterclasses with composers such as Kaija Saariaho, John Corigliano, Magnus Lindberg, and Louis Andriessen. Past teachers and mentors include Andrew Norman and James Matheson; and he currently studies with David Ludwig at the Curtis Institute of Music.

As a clarinet student of Dr. Margaret Thornhill, he was a winner of the 2014 Young Musicians Foundation National Debut Concerto Competition, the Beverly Hills National Auditions, the Midland National Young Artist Competition, and the Torrance Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition. He performed, in 2015, a recital at the home of Charles and Susan Avery Fischer as part of iPalpiti Musicales; he has been featured twice on From the Top on NPR; and he's a recipient of From the Top's Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award. Andrew has participated in four seasons of the Yellow Barn Young Artists Festival in Vermont (as both composer and clarinetist); and he is a Junior of iPalpiti Artists International. He has been heard three times as part of Sunday’s Live from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), and has appeared as a concerto soloist with several orchestras, performing as concerto soloist in the Walt Disney Concert Hall first at the age of 11.

Committed to serving the community through Arts Leadership Initiatives, the California Senate joined in recognizing his contributions to the local arts and presented Andrew with the “Making a Difference Award”.  In his spare time, he enjoys taekwondo (he is a third degree blackbelt), reading and writing poetry, and his community of faith.

 

 

 


 

˚ San Francisco Classical Voice