Andrew Wan
Concertmaster
Musician of the OSM since:
2008
 
Academics and teachers:

Ronald Copes and Masao Kawasaki at the Juilliard School (Bachelor of Music, Master of Music, and Artist Diploma)

Additional studies with Cho-Liang Lin, Donald Weilerstein and Mark Steinberg

 

Awards and scholarships:

Opus Awards 2012 for Best Performance: Classical, Romantic, Post-Romantic and Impressionist, and Best Performance: Regions, for performances with the New Orford Quartet

Grammy and Juno Nominations 2011 and 2012 for recordings with the New Orford Quartet and the Metropolis Ensemble

Concours OSM - Standard Life - Grand Prize

Juilliard and Aspen Concerto Competitions - First Prizes

Canadian Music Competitions - First Prize

Fischoff, Coleman and Plowman National Chamber Music Competitions - Grand Prizes with the New Piano Trio

Canada Council, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Emerging Artist Award

Anne Burrows Foundation, and Winspear Fund - Grants

 

Favorite composers:

Brahms, Schubert, Ravel

 

Favorite works:

Schubert Piano Trios

Brahms Symphonies

 

Other occupations:

Soloist with the major symphonies of Montreal, Toronto, Aspen, Juilliard, Edmonton, Newfoundland, Laval and McGill Chamber, under conductors such as Nagano, Oundjian, Vengerov, Stern, DePreist, Casadesus and Rivest 

Solo recitals and chamber music with the Juilliard Quartet, Sejong Soloists, New Zealand Trio, James Ehnes, Gil Shaham and Cho-Liang Lin in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, Benaroya Hall, Jordan Hall, Salle Gaveau, and Cadogan Hall

Member of the New Piano Trio and New Orford Quartet.

Discography includes releases on the Bridge, Naxos, Onyx, and Cansona labels.

Frequent artist at the Seattle Chamber, La Jolla, Aspen, Agassiz, Lanaudiere and Olympic Music Festivals

Violin and chamber music faculty at the Schulich School of Music - McGill University and Orford Music Festival 

 

Anything else you want to share:

Always an Edmonton Oilers fan!