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Timo Andres

About this Artist

Composer and pianist Timo Andres (b. 1985, Palo Alto, CA) grew up in rural Connecticut and lives in Brooklyn, NY. Highlights of 2023/24 include a solo recital debut at Carnegie Hall, new commissions for the Moab Music Festival and the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, a tour with the Calder Quartet including performances at San Francisco Performances and Chamber Music Albuquerque, and the world premiere of a piano concerto for Aaron Diehl at the Los Angeles Philharmonic, led by John Adams. Andres’ orchestrations and arrangements for Justin Peck’s new production of Sufjan Stevens’ Illinoise were premiered in a sold-out summer 2023 run at the Fisher Center at Bard; the production was also seen in Chicago and has current and upcoming dates in New York and elsewhere. 

Other notable works include Everything Happens So Much for the Boston Symphony Orchestra; Strong Language for the Takács Quartet, commissioned by Carnegie Hall and the Shriver Hall Concert Series; Steady Hand, a two-piano concerto commissioned by the Britten Sinfonia premiered at the Barbican by Andres and David Kaplan; and The Blind Banister, a concerto for Jonathan Biss, which was a 2016 Pulitzer Prize finalist. 

As a pianist, Timo Andres has appeared with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, North Carolina Symphony, the Albany Symphony, the New World Symphony, and the Metropolis Ensemble, among others. He has performed solo recitals at Lincoln Center and Wigmore Hall. Collaborators include Becca Stevens, Jeffrey Kahane, Gabriel Kahane, Brad Mehldau, Nadia Sirota, and Philip Glass, who selected Andres as the recipient of the City of Toronto Glenn Gould Protégé Prize. Andres’ collaborations with Sufjan Stevens also include his May 2023 recording with Conor Hanick of Stevens’ latest album, Reflections; arrangements of ballets for New York City Ballet, and a solo piano album, The Decalogue

A Nonesuch Records artist, Timo Andres has multiple solo albums on the label (with more set for upcoming release) and is featured as composer and pianist on the May 2020 release, I Still Play, an album celebrating Robert Hurwitz. A Yale School of Music graduate, he is a Yamaha/Bösendorfer Artist and is on the composition faculty at the Mannes School of Music at The New School.