Timo Andres

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Timo Andres (born Timothy Andres in 1985 in Palo Alto, California[1]) is an American composer and pianist. He grew up in rural Connecticut and lives in Brooklyn, New York.[2]


After growing up in rural Connecticut, an environment that greatly influences his work,[3] Timo Andres attended Yale University for both his undergraduate and graduate education, studying with Martin Bresnick, Ingram Marshall, Aaron Jay Kernis, Christopher Theofanidis, John Halle, Matthew Suttor, Kathryn Alexander, Michael Klingbeil, and Orianna Webb.[4] He is also a graduate of Juilliard's pre-college program.[5]

Andres first rose to prominence at the age of 24 when his work "Nightjar" was commissioned and performed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic and John Adams.[6][7] Since that time, he has been commissioned by Wigmore Hall,[8] Carnegie Hall,[9] the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, San Francisco Performances,[10] the Gilmore Foundation and the Library of Congress.[11] Andres has performed solo recitals at (Le) Poisson Rouge,[12] Wigmore Hall and Lincoln Center[13] and alongside artists such as Gabriel Kahane,[11] Philip Glass,[14] and David Kaplan.


Andres's work has received broad critical acclaim and is particularly noted for its seamless blend of traditional and contemporary idioms. Alex Ross of The New Yorker has called Andres "quietly awesome" and his music "the kind of sprawling, brazen work that a young composer should write."[7][15]

Andres draws from a wide array of influences, including bands such as Sigur Rós, Boards of Canada, Brian Eno and Radiohead,[5] as well as classical music by Brahms, Schumann, Mozart, and Charles Ives.[3][16] Andres is also influenced by his love of design and typography.[16]

Compositions and projects[edit]



  • 2010 – "Shy and Mighty" (Nonesuch) with David Kaplan, piano
  • 2013 – "Home Stretch" (Nonesuch) with Metropolis Ensemble and Andrew Cyr
  • 2019 – "Work Songs" (New Amsterdam) with Becca Stevens, Gabriel Kahane, Ted Hearne, Nathan Koci, and Taylor Levine
  • 2019 – The Decalogue, with Sufjan Stevens


  1. ^ Timo Andres biography
  2. ^ "Timothy Andres". WQXR. Retrieved 29 July 2013.
  3. ^ a b "First Listen: Timo Andres And The Metropolis Ensemble, 'Home Stretch'". NPR Music. NPR. Retrieved 29 July 2013.
  4. ^ Timothy Andres. "People - Timothy Andres | WNYC | New York Public Radio, Podcasts, Live Streaming Radio, News". WNYC. Retrieved 2019-08-14.
  5. ^ a b Hewett, Ivan (2012-05-02). "Timothy Andres: New face". The Telegraph.
  6. ^ Villarreal, Yvonne (2009-05-09). "Timothy Andres is enjoying his moment in the L.A. sun". The Los Angeles Times.
  7. ^ a b Ross, Alex (2010-05-03). "Brazen". The New Yorker.
  8. ^ Finch, Hilary (2013-05-26). "Elias Quartet/Biss at Wigmore Hall". The Times.
  9. ^ Schweitzer, Vivien (2013-04-07). "Frequent Partners Unite for a New York Premiere". The New York Times.
  10. ^ "San Francisco Performances Presents Culmination of Jonathan Biss' Project, Schumann: Under the Influence" (PDF). San Francisco Performances. 2013-02-26. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-08-10. Retrieved 2013-07-29.
  11. ^ a b "2012-2013 Schedule of Events". The Library of Congress. Retrieved 2013-07-29.
  12. ^ "Listen: Timothy Andres at LPR". (Le) Poisson Rouge. Retrieved 2013-07-29.
  13. ^ "Timo Andres, piano: Sunday Morning Coffee Concerts". Lincoln Center. Retrieved 2013-07-29.
  14. ^ "Philip Glass, Nico Muhly and Timo Andres – Barbican Hall, London 12/05/13". The Line of Best Fit. Retrieved 2013-07-29.
  15. ^ Ross, Alex (2010-05-16). "Andres, Clyne, Dargel". The Rest is Noise.
  16. ^ a b Kushner, Daniel (2012-03-21). "Subversive Reverence: Timothy Andres Re-Imagines Mozart's "Coronation" Concerto". The Huffington Post.
  17. ^ "52nd Annual BMI Student Composer Award Winners". New Music Box. Retrieved 29 July 2013.
  18. ^ "The Charles Ives Awards". American Academy of Arts and Letters. Archived from the original on 31 January 2016. Retrieved 29 July 2013.
  19. ^ "The 2013 ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Young Composers Awards". ASCAP. Retrieved 29 July 2013.
  20. ^ "2013 Music Alive Residency Awardees". New Music USA. Retrieved 29 July 2013.
  21. ^ "The Blind Banister, by Timo Andres - The Pulitzer Prizes". The Pulitzer Prizes. Retrieved 12 October 2016.
  22. ^ "Genius of Philip Glass: The Glenn Gould Foundation". Glenn Gould Foundation. Retrieved 12 October 2016.

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