“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 most recently known for her work as Music Director and Conductor of the Legend of Zelda Symphony of the Goddesses, currently leading this two year world tour to over ten countries. Appearances on Late Show with Stephen Colbert, CBS Morning news, CBS Evening News and press coverage in the Wall Street Journal have led to Music Critic Norman Lebrecht to call her “America’s most watched Symphony Orchestra Conductor.”
Ms. Andersson has toured throughout Europe, Canada, Mexico and the USA 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, 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), Star Pop Orchestra (Paris), Spanish National Youth Orchestra (JONDE), Florida Orchestra St. Petersburg, 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 2015 Ms. Andersson toured with the video game show Replay; Symphony of Heroes, which featured the symphonic music 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 (CPE Bach High School Music Academy, Berlin). 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, Gustav Meier, Murray Sidlin, David Zinman, and the late Yakov Kreizberg.
Future engagements include appearances with the Seattle Symphony, Portland Symphony, Rochester Philharmonic, and the Colorado Symphony Orchestras.