TIMOTHY ANDRES is a composer and pianist. He grew up in rural Connecticut and is currently studying at Yale School of Music with Martin Bresnick. His compositions juxtapose his classical-music background with interests in the natural world, graphic arts, cooking, and photography. He has been praised for his “acute ear” by The New York Times’ Anthony Tommasini and his “stubborn nose” by The New Yorker’s Alex Ross.
An avid pianist from an early age, Timothy (Timo for short) performs frequently, focusing especially on music by his contemporaries. “New music cannot be intimidating when played with this degree of skill and zest,” proclaimed Boston Globe critic Richard Dyer of a recent concert. Eleanor Hancock was his piano teacher for many years; later, he studied with Frederic Chiu, Boris Berman, and Elisabeth Parisot.
In addition to Nightjar, recent commissions include a work for the ACME string quartet and New York Youth Symphony (Senior), an octet for members of New World Symphony (Some Connecticut Gospel), and an orchestral elegy for the Yale Symphony (Bathtub Shrine).
Timo has spent summers at the Tanglewood, Norfolk, Bowdoin, and Aspen music festivals. He first studied composition during high school, at Juilliard’s Pre-College division (with Eric Ewazen) and has since worked with Ingram Marshall, Aaron Jay Kernis, Chris Theofanidis, John Halle, Matthew Suttor, Kathryn Alexander, Michael Klingbeil, and Orianna Webb.
As an undergraduate at Yale, Timo wrote music criticism for the Yale Daily News and ran IGIGI, a coalition of Yale-affiliated composers. He was a founding member of the Hindemith Ensemble, Yale’s premiere chamber ensemble, and toured Germany with them as pianist and composer-in-residence. He has been awarded a Charles Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the BMI Carlos Surinach award, and three ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composers’ Awards.
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