Andrew Wan was named concertmaster of the OSM in 2008. As soloist, he has appeared with several orchestras under conductors such as Kent Nagano, Maxim Vengerov, Jean-Claude Casadesus, Peter Oundjian, James DePreist and Michael Stern. Mr. Wan has concertized extensively throughout the world, appearing in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, the Kennedy Center, Benaroya Hall, 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, and recently recorded the Mendelssohn Octet with James Ehnes on the Onyx label. He is a member of the critically-acclaimed New Piano Trio and the Opus award-winning and Juno nominated New Orford String Quartet. He frequently serves as guest concertmaster for several North American orchestras and appears regularly at the Seattle Chamber, La Jolla, Aspen, Lanaudière and Agassiz festival. Mr. Wan graduated from the Juilliard School under the tutelage of Masao Kawasaki and Ron Copes. He is currently on faculty at the Schulich School of Music at McGill University.
Andrew Wan performs on a 1744 Michel’Angelo Bergonzi violin, and gratefully acknowledges its loan from the David Sela Collection.