Andrew Norman is a composer of orchestral, chamber, and vocal music. Recently praised as “the leading American composer of his generation” by the Los Angeles Times and the “master of a uniquely dazzling and mercurial style” by The New Yorker, Andrew is fast becoming one of the most sought after voices in American classical music. His work draws on an eclectic mix of sounds and performance practices and is deeply influenced by his training as a pianist and violist as well as his lifelong love of architecture.
Andrew’s symphonic works have been performed by leading ensembles worldwide, including the Berlin, Los Angeles and New York Philharmonics, San Francisco Symphony, the Tonhalle Orchester, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Ensemble Intercontemporain, and many others. Andrew was recently named Musical America’s 2017 Composer of the Year. His 30-minute string trio The Companion Guide to Rome was named a finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize in Music, and his large-scale orchestral work Play was named one of NPR’s top 50 albums of 2015, nominated for a 2016 Grammy in the Best Contemporary Classical Composition category, recently won the Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition.
Andrew is a committed educator who enjoys helping people of all ages explore and create music. He has written pieces to be performed by and for the young, and has held educational residencies with various institutions across the country. He recently completed a children’s opera, A Trip to the Moon, that brings together professional musicians with amateur and untrained community members of all ages. Andrew joined the faculty of the USC Thornton School of Music in 2013, and he is thrilled to serve as the director of the L.A. Phil’s Composer Fellowship Program for high school composers.
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