Andrew Wan is equally at home as a soloist, chamber musician,
and concertmaster. In August of 2008, he was named
co-concertmaster of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra (MSO),
making him one of the youngest concertmasters of a major
symphony. His relationship with the orchestra began with
performances of Elgarís Violin Concerto, which were hailed as
one of the top two musical moments of 2007 by La Presse.
As soloist, he has appeared with the orchestras of Montreal,
Toronto, Newfoundland, Juilliard, Aspen, and Edmonton under
conductors such as Casadesus, Oundjian, DePreist and Stern.
Highlights of this yearís concerto dates include performances of
Brahmsí Double Concerto and Beethovenís Violin Concerto under
the batons of Kent Nagano and Maxim Vengerov.
Mr. Wan has concertized extensively throughout the world,
appearing in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, the
Kennedy Center, Jordan Hall and Salle Gaveau with artists such
as the Juilliard Quartet, the International Sejong Soloists, the
New Zealand Trio, Gil Shaham and Cho-Liang Lin. He is member of
the award-winning N-E-W Piano Trio and the New Orford String
Quartet. He frequently serves as guest concertmaster for several
orchestras. Discography includes Mahlerís Das Lied von der Erde
with the MSO (Sony) and Mendelssohnís Octet with James Ehnes
(Onyx-Ď11). This summer, he performs at the Seattle Chamber,
Agassiz, and Orford Music Festivals.
Mr. Wan received his Bachelor of Music and Master of Music
Degrees from the Juilliard School under the tutelage of Masao
Kawasaki and Ron Copes. In 2008, he was the only violinist to be
accepted into the prestigious Artist Diploma Program at
Juilliard. He is currently on faculty at the Schulich School of
Music at McGill University in Montreal.
The Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Emerging Artist Award, Canada
Council, Anne Burrows Foundation, Alberta Foundation for the
Arts, and Winspear Fund have generously supported Mr. Wan.
Andrew Wan performs on a 1744 Michel'Angelo Bergonzi
violin, and gratefully acknowledges its loan from the David Sela