News

OCTOBER 17, 2017
Write-up by the CU-Boulder School of Music:
https://www.colorado.edu/music/2017/10/17/conducting-alum-settles-memphis-gig

AUGUST 10, 2017
Andrew was awarded the special scholarship at the Accademia Chigiana by Daniele Gatti, and selected to perform the finale of Mahler’s First Symphony with the Orchestra Giovanile Italiana in Siena. Andrew was also invited to give a concert in Sanremo, Italy next season.

JULY 31, 2017
Andrew had a successful audition at the Accademia Chigiana for Daniele Gatti and was accepted as an active participant for the workshop with the Orchestra Giovanile Italiana.

JULY 16, 2017
Andrew conducted a group of hundreds of young musicians in downtown Manhattan this week – a combination of NYO-USA players and local instrumentalists. Bernstein, Verdi and Artes.

JULY 11, 2017
Writeup in the Memphis Daily News: See here

JUNE 26, 2017
Andrew has been named the new ASSISTANT CONDUCTOR of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra under Music Director Robert Moody, and the CONDUCTOR of the Memphis Youth Symphony. He will maintain his position of Assistant Conductor with the Portland Symphony Orchestra during one season of transition, and conduct education and family concerts there. In Memphis, Andrew will conduct a variety of concerts from education to pops to ballet to subscription concerts.

JUNE 13, 2017
Andrew has been invited to the Accademia Chigiana in Siena for a workshop with DANIELE GATTI (Chief Conductor of the Royal Concertgebouw) on Mahler’s First Symphony and Debussy’s La Mer with the Orchestra Giovanile Italiana.

MAY 7, 2017
Andrew has been invited as a Conducting Associate to the 2017 Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music with music director Cristian Măcelaru in Santa Cruz, CA.

MARCH 9, 2017
Andrew has been selected as one of two Assistant Conductors for the National Youth Orchestra of the USA at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Institute, where he’ll work primarily with NYO2 and Giancarlo Guerrero at SUNY Purchase, with a concert at Carnegie Hall and a side-by-side with the Philadelphia Orchestra this July.

FEBRUARY 13, 2017
Congratulations to violinist/composer Mark O’Connor, with whom Andrew will perform this April, on his Grammy win last night!

JANUARY 29, 2017
Andrew’s original “Outer Space Symphony” Discovery Concert sells out the nearly 2000-seat Merrill Auditorium.

JANUARY 24, 2017
Andrew will compete in the Besançon International Conducting Competition with preliminaries in Montréal this May.

DECEMBER 25, 2016
The PSO’s “Magic of Christmas” sold nearly 18,000 tickets this December, making it one of the most successful Magic runs in the orchestra’s history.

AUGUST 4, 2016
Write-up in La Presse: http://www.lapresse.ca/arts/musique/musique-classique/201608/04/01-5007258-un-montrealais-a-lorchestre-de-portland.php

AUGUST 4, 2016
Write up in the Portland Press Herald: http://www.pressherald.com/2016/08/02/portland-symphony-orchestra-hires-new-assistant-conductor/

AUGUST 2, 2016
Andrew has been hired as the new Assistant Conductor and Community Liaison for the Portland Symphony Orchestra in Maine. http://www.pressherald.com/2016/08/02/portland-symphony-orchestra-hires-new-assistant-conductor/

JUNE 19, 2016
Andrew was invited to participate in the Mendelssohn Festival conducting masterclass in Hamburg as one of 6 pupils with Ulrich Windfuhr and the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra.

JUNE 15, 2016
Andrew has been invited to participate in the conducting masterclass at the Bartok Festival in Hungary with Zsolt Hamar and the Savaria Symphony Orchestra.

APRIL 28, 2016
Andrew has been invited to an in-person audition with Riccardo Muti and Renata Scotto at the Riccardo Muti Italian Opera Academy.

APRIL 10, 2016
Andrew has been invited as a Fellow to the Eastern Music Festival in 2016.

JANUARY 22, 2016
“Crust demonstrated an impressive ability to create atmosphere in musical textures…His sense of pacing is attractive and deeply musical.” – review from the Hartford Courant

JANUARY 7, 2016
Andrew has been re-engaged as a Cover Conductor for the Kansas City Symphony concerts on Feb. 5-7 with Music Director Michael Stern and violinist Vadim Gluzman.