Timo Andres (b. 1985, Palo Alto, CA) is a composer and pianist who grew up in rural Connecticut, studied at the Yale School of Music, and lives in Brooklyn, NY. A Nonesuch Records artist, he has received wide acclaim for an album of orchestral works, Home Stretch, and for his debut album, Shy and Mighty.
Notable works include Everything Happens So Much for the Boston Symphony with Andris Nelsons; Strong Language, a string quartet for the Takács Quartet, commissioned by Carnegie Hall and the Shriver Hall Concert Series; Steady Hand, a two-piano concerto commissioned by the Britten Sinfonia and premiered at the Barbican with Andres and pianist David Kaplan; and The Blind Banister, a 2016 Pulitzer Prize Finalist piano concerto for Jonathan Biss.
As a pianist, Timo Andres has appeared with the LA Phil, North Carolina Symphony, the Britten Sinfonia, the Albany Symphony, New World Symphony, and elsewhere; performed solo recitals for Lincoln Center, Wigmore Hall, San Francisco Performances, the Phillips Collection, (le) Poisson Rouge; collaborated with Philip Glass, Jeffrey Kahane, Gabriel Kahane, Nadia Sirota, the Kronos Quartet, the Los Angeles Dance Project, John Adams, and others.
Upcoming projects include an orchestral arrangement for Sufjan Stevens and New York City Ballet, Justin Peck’s Principia; a new work for the Calder Quartet through the LA Phil; and a major choral-orchestral work for the Orchester Cottbus Staatstheater. In November 2019, Andres programs (and performs in) “American Perspective,” a concert with the Cincinnati Symphony, Andre de Ridder, Dance Heginbotham (curated by John Heginbotham), and cellist Inbal Segev.