“The conductor Amy Andersson is one of those rare types that can turn the impossible into the possible.”
Ruppiner Tageblatt Markische Allgemeine
“. . . .a rare and talented young woman, . . . Amy Andersson showed great control of pace and dynamics. She is an accomplished conductor with a fine ear. . . she must get herself a major orchestra one day.”
Lohud The Journal News
Conductor Amy Andersson is known most recently as founder and Music Director of Orchestra Moderne NYC, a game-changing new ensemble in New York City that recently made their successful debut at Carnegie Hall on October 7, 2017. Appearances on Late Show with Stephen Colbert, CBS Morning News, CBS Evening News, and press coverage in the Wall Street Journal have led music critic Norman Lebrecht to call her “America’s most watched Symphony Orchestra Conductor.
Ms. Andersson has toured to over twenty countries as a conductor of operatic, symphonic, Broadway musical, and video game repertoire. She has made appearances with the St. Louis Symphony, Houston Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Oregon Symphony, Colorado Symphony, Rochester Philharmonic, Honolulu Symphony, Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, Stockholm Concert Orchestra, Spanish Philharmonic, National Orchestra of Mexico, Video Game Orchestra of Boston, Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony (Toronto), Orchestra Massacarra (Milan), Spanish National Youth Orchestra (JONDE), Florida Orchestra, Classic FM Radio Orchestra of Bulgaria, Plastic Acid Orchestra (Vancouver), Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra, Junge Deutsche Philharmonie, Bundes Jugend Orchestra, Niederrheinische Symphoniker, LOH Orchestra Sonderhausen, Berliner Symphoniker, Giessen Philharmonic, Aalborg Symphony Orchestra, (Denmark), Macedonian Philharmonic, Jeunesses Musicales Deutschland, Les Musicales du Trophee, (France), and the Colorado Music Festival, as well as orchestras in Switzerland, Belgium, Netherlands, Italy, and Ireland. She has lead opera productions in Germany at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein, National Theater of Mannheim, Stadttheatre Aachen, Weikersheim Opera Festival, Rheinsberg Chamber Opera, Schlosstheater Schwetzinger, and the Colorado Light Opera.
In season 2017-2018, Ms. Andersson became music director of the new American opera project “A Most Dangerous Man” by composer/lyricist Greg Pliska and librettist/director Charles Morey, and world premiered with Classic FM Radio Orchestra of Bulgaria the video game concert, The World of Video Game Music in Sofia, Bulgaria, which featured the music from World of Warcraft, Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture, Mario:Rabbids Kingdom Battle, Prince of Persia, Gears of War, Assassin’s Creed Rogue, Call of Duty, Victor Vran, Lord of the Rings Online, Divinity: Original Sin ll and Fallout 4, among others. In season 2015-2017 Ms. Andersson was Music Director of the world tour of the video game concert The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses, and in 2014 toured with the video game show Replay: Symphony of Heroes, which featured the symphonic scores from Portal 2, God of War, Bioshock, Chrono Trigger, Elder Scrolls, Mass Effect, Final Fantasy, Journey, Halo, Castlevania, World of Warcraft, Oblivion, and Shadow of Colossus.
Ms. Andersson is dedicated to working with young musicians and composers, and has held the posts of Professor of Conducting at the esteemed Berlin Hochschule der Kunste (Berlin University of Arts) and Music Director of the CPE Bach Gymnasium Orchestra. As she is also committed to nurturing the careers of rising, young opera singers, she led three seasons at the Weikersheim International Opera Festival (Germany), which featured international singers and acclaimed youth orchestras with each production. She conducted productions of La Boheme, Carmen, and La Traviata with the Junge Deutsche Philharmonie, Bundes Jugend Orchestra and the Spanish National Youth Orchestra, JONDE, as well as led a five-week international concert tour with the Jeunesses Musicales (World Youth Orchestra) to Germany, Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Macedonia, Croatia, Slovenia, and to their debut at the Gewandhaus at the International Leipzig Bach Fest.
Ms. Andersson began piano studies at an early age. She received her BMA from the University of Michigan, and following graduate studies at Indiana University, received a MM in conducting from the Mannes College of Music in New York. She was awarded a conducting Fellowship to the Aspen Music School and her teachers have included Paul Vermel, Murray Sidlin, David Zinman, and the late Yakov Kreizberg and Gustav Meier.