Andrew List CV

Biography

Andrew List (Professor of Composition at Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA) composes music in many different genres, including orchestral works, string quartet, vocal, choral music, opera, music for children, solo works, and a variety of chamber ensembles. He is a graduate of New England Conservatory of Music, with B.A. and M.A. degrees in music composition. He received his doctorate in music composition from Boston University, where he studied with Bernard Rands, Samuel Headrick, and Nicholas Maw. Mr. List has also studied privately with Richard Danielpour.

Mr. List has received numerous commissions and performances from professional music ensembles and solo artists in the United States and Europe. A short list include: The Boston Classical Orchestra, Zodiac Trio, Alea III, Esterhazy Quartet, Interensemble, Kalistos Chamber Orchestra, North-South Consonance, Metamorphosen Chamber Orchestra, George Lopez (pianist) Turtle Island String Quartet, Winston Choi (pianist), Emmanuel Feldman (cellist) soprano Lisa Saffer. Highlights of his 2014-15 season include a collaboration with Mass Audubon on world premiere of "On The Wing, A Celebration of Birds in Spoken Words and Music" Double Concerto for Flute, Oboe and String Orchestra commissioned by the Boston Classical Orchestra's in celebration of their 35th season, String Quartet No 5: "Time Cycles" a composition inspired by poet T.S. Eliot's monumental work Four Quartets commissioned by the Arneis Quartet, and a new work for oboe, bassoon and piano commissioned by The Boston Woodwind Society.

Mr. List presents a composition class as part of the Zodiac Music Academy and Festival, which takes every summer in the south of France. He was the first prizewinner of the Renegade Ensemble's composition competition, Portland Chamber Music Festival Composition Competition, MTNA commissioned composer for 2011, a finalist in both the Alea III International Composition Competition and the Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellowship. Recent recordings of his music include his Violin Concerto recorded by Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, Eva Szekely, violin soloist, released on the Albany label and Noa Noa, A Gauguin Tableau, commissioned and recorded by MONTAGE Music Society released MSR Classics.

Mr. List has been fortunate to enjoy a number of residencies at the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, Atlantic Center for the Arts, the Aspen Music Festival, La Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris and Visby Centre for Composers in Sweden. He was awarded a distinguished artist-in-residence grant, sponsored by Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, the city of Amsterdam and the American Embassy in The Hague. During his eight-month residency in Amsterdam he presented five concerts of his music and that of other American composers. And presented lectures and workshops at the major conservatories throughout Holland. He was the first American and composer to be awarded this prestigious residency.

 

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