Residency Dates: February 13, 2022 - March 05, 2022
Application Deadline: September 19, 2021
Timo Andres (b. 1985, Palo Alto, CA) is a composer and pianist who grew up in rural Connecticut and lives in Brooklyn, NY.
Notable works include Everything Happens So Much for the Boston Symphony; 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 LA Phil, North Carolina Symphony, the Albany Symphony, New World Symphony, and in many collaborations with Andrew Cyr and Metropolis Ensemble. He has performed solo recitals for Lincoln Center, Wigmore Hall, San Francisco Performances, the Phillips Collection, and (le) Poisson Rouge. Collaborators include Becca Stevens, Jeffrey Kahane, Gabriel Kahane, Brad Mehldau, Nadia Sirota, the Kronos Quartet, John Adams, and Philip Glass, with whom he has performed the complete Glass Etudes around the world, and who selected Andres as the recipient of the City of Toronto Glenn Gould Protégé Prize. Andres also frequently works with Sufjan Stevens; his arrangements of Stevens’s ballet, Principia, were presented last season by the New York City Ballet, and his recording of Stevens’s newest album, The Decalogue, has received widespread acclaim.
Other recent projects include a new work for the Calder Quartet through the LA Phil, premiered at Noon to Midnight; a major choral-orchestral work for the Orchester Cottbus Staatstheater, Land Mass; and dates at the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, the Neue Galerie, and the Big Ears Festival with vocalist Theo Bleckmann.
In 2019/20, Andres curated (and performed in) “American Perspective,” a concert with the Cincinnati Symphony, André de Ridder, Dance Heginbotham, and Inbal Segev, playing his cello concerto, Upstate Obscura. He was slated to make his recital debut for Carnegie Hall – but after a Covid-19 cancellation, he created a bespoke YouTube playlist exploring the program (which included works by John Adams, Philip Glass, Brad Mehldau, Laurie Anderson, himself, and a new commission from Gabriella Smith, et al).
A Nonesuch Records artist, Timo Andres is featured as composer and pianist on the May 2020 release I Still Play, an album comprising a set of piano pieces written by himself and fellow Nonesuch artists for Chairman Emeritus Bob Hurwitz. A Yale School of Music graduate, he is a Yamaha/Bösendorfer Artist and is on the faculty at the Mannes School of Music at the New School. www.andres.com
The music world is vast, and it’s important to remember that composers have a special set of skills with which to move through it. Yes, we can sit in our studios and be lone geniuses, but our experience and training are most useful in contact with the outside world. Studying composition must mean studying how to be a complete musician: how to collaborate, interpret, communicate about music, and help others bring not only your ideas but their ideas to fruition. This isn’t just high-flown idealism; it is, in my experience, the surest way to make a life in music.
This residency is open to anyone working in music creation (not necessarily in “Classical Music,” though that is my field), particularly those interested in collaborating with performers, writing for instrumentalists, and communicating with live audiences.
- A brief bio or resume.
- A short statement about what they hope to work on or accomplish during the residency.
- Two recent work samples which demonstrate their range and personal voice. These can be audio/video/scores/all of the above. These should be accompanied by any relevant work descriptions (program notes, artist statements, etc.). Imagery and all links to videos, websites, audio, in a PDF format. For longer works (>20 mins or so) please specify listening excerpts in addition to the full recording.
Residency Fee: Waived for this Residency (Includes a weekday meals and housing; does not include artist materials, transportation, or weekend meals.)
For details, please visit the mentoring artist details page.
Application fee: $25