Sixteen year-old composer and clarinetist Andrew Moses is an emerging artist who has been captivating audiences with his expressive artistry and "clear and beautiful tone." Hailed "an artist to watch," he has appeared on From the Top on NPR and is a recipient of From the Top's Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award.
As a composer, Andrew has been a Composer Fellow with Los Angeles Philharmonic since 2013, and continues in 2016-2017 as an LA Phil Senior Fellow, studying with Andrew Norman and Sarah Gibson. His chamber works have been performed in concert 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, as part of the Yellow Barn Young Artists Program in Vermont, and in readings by the Los Angeles Master Chorale and Los Angeles Philharmonic Chamber Ensembles. Through the LA Phil Composer Fellowship Program, he has had the opportunity to study under composers James Matheson and A.J. McCaffrey, as well as guest composers, such as Kaija Saariaho, John Corigliano, Magnus Lindberg, John Adams, and Esa-Pekka Salonen. The LA Phil premiered two short symphonic works of his at Walt Disney Concert Hall in the past two seasons, and he was commissioned to write a string quartet for the LA Phil’s 2018-19 Centennial Season, which was performed by the Calder Quartet in May, 2015. He participated in the inaugural 2014 Sunset ChamberFest at USC and was a finalist in the 2014 ASCAP Morton Gould Composer Awards.
As a clarinet student of Dr. Margaret Thornhill, Andrew was winner of the 2014 Young Musicians Foundation National Debut Concerto Competition, the Torrance Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition, and the Beverly Hills Auditions. In addition, he was a top prizewinner at the Midland National Young Artist Competition and the International Clarinet Association High School Competition. Andrew has appeared as a concerto soloist with several area orchestras, having performed as concerto soloist in the Walt Disney Concert Hall at the age of 11. On the Southern California Recital Circuit he has performed over 25 solo recitals in the last two seasons. He made his solo New York City recital debut earlier this year at the home of Charles and Susan Avery Fischer as part of iPalpiti Musicales.
As an active chamber musician, Andrew has thrice participated in the Yellow Barn Young Artists Festival in Vermont, and as past clarinetist with the Colburn School Honors Woodwind Quintet he has been heard three times as part of Sunday’s Live from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). For two seasons he was a performer and participant at the Claremont Clarinet Festival. Described as a “musician of enormous talent,” Andrew is a Junior of iPalpiti Artists International and performed at the iPalpiti 16th annual Festival of International Laureates in Southern California.
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 Southbay “Making a Difference Award”. In his spare time, he enjoys martial arts (he is a second-degree black belt in taekwondo currently working towards his third-degree), poetry, and his community of faith.