Amy Andersson featured in Wall Street Journal article:“How Videogames Are Saving the Symphony Orchestra. Sarah E. Neddleman, 10/13/15.

The Mann Center, Philadelphia, PA, 9/18/15. ©Derek Brad.

The Mann Center, Philadelphia, PA, 9/18/15. © Derek Brad.


Reviews

Fan Reviews

“Wonderful performance. It is obvious that the orchestra members have a great love and respect for their conductor. She was brilliant. They sounded fantastic.” Philadelphia, PA

“Amy Andersson and the whole Symphony of the Goddesses Orchestra bring the beloved franchise’s music to life and will definitely bring you to tears with how gorgeous their renderings are. This is definitely something of a pilgrimage any Zelda fan must take at least once in their life. The performance was unforgettable and definitely will watch out for another tour so I can go again.” Los Angeles, CA

“My husband and I took our 15 year old daughter to the Zelda Symphony. We are not fans of Zelda but we went to hear the Symphony. WOW, the conductor was exquisite! There was magic in the finesse of her hands, she got every ounce out of the symphony and was professionally playful with the audience!” Los Angeles, CA

“The show was simply amazing! The orchestra, choir, and director all did a fabulous job. There were three large screens with moments from the various Legend of Zelda games, all perfectly synchronized with the music! At times, the screens also showed live camera feed of the performers in action. Even if you are not a LoZ die-hard, you should go, because the symphony music with choral accompaniment is amazing on its own!” Durham, NC

“As always, this concert was…incredible. It was breathtaking. I was hit with so much tear-jerking nostalgia, especially when they played “Zelda’s Lullaby” in the overture… Also, the conductor is so good at synching the orchestra up to the jumbotron displays. It’s unreal. I hope that the tour continues for a long time to come because I will definitely keep going every year!” Philadelphia, PA

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In the Press

“The conductor Amy Andersson, who through her work with the Dusseldorf Opera has earned a good reputation, conducted with economical gestures and led the brilliantly playing orchestra.  Giessen Zeitung

This ensemble, which was announced this year for the first time specially for the Chamber Opera of Rheinsberg Castle, played under the high-spirited direction of Amy Andersson with precision and remarkable beauty.” Das Opernglas

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 took hold of the sometimes daunting scores of the Stern and the Bloch and added Bach’s A Minor Violin Concerto and a serenede by Offenbach to her musical bouquet for the night. She is an accomplished conductor with a fine ear. . . she must get herself a major orchestra one day.  Lohud, The Journal News, USA Today Network

Under the direction of the American conductor Amy Andersson, the Berliner Symphoniker achieved a disciplined, beautiful sound for the young voices…  Berliner Zeitung

The young American, Amy Andersson, who would look almost as beautiful in front of a movie camera as she is at the conductor’s podium, . . .has now made her Berlin debut conducting in the Philharmonia, where, with the well-trained members of the Berliner Symphoniker, she accepted the challenge of a program of exclusively French music, which was received by the public with increasing attention and hearty applause. . . Under the direction of a conductor like Amy Andersson, who can help create a better effect of even rarely performed works with a pleasing natural manner of feeling and an intelligently disciplined imagination, an orchestra like the Berliner Symphoniker occasionally rises to new heights. . .  Der Tagesspiegel

The truly youthful Berlin-Brandenburg Opera Youth Orchestra has achieved something astonishing; sensitive string playing and equally reliable and beautiful wind playing. Amy Andersson used moderate speeds; the orchestra was never too loud, yet the big recitatives had momentum and decisiveness.  Berliner Morgenpost

The Berlin-Brandenburg Youth Opera Orchestra, specially assembled for the Rheinsberg Festival, provided a sensitive accompaniment under the musical direction of the American, Amy Andersson. The successful premiere tempted us to use superlatives…  Markische Oderzeitung

Amy Andersson very sympathetically elicited absolutely everything from the Berlin-Brandenburg Youth Orchestra (musicians aged 14 to 24). Bravo!  Berliner Kurier

Amy Andersson’s tempi are rather moderate; she never pushes the orchestra into the foreground, but the great recitatives are powerful and convincing.  Berliner Morgenpost

This meant that subtle moods were reserved for the music, a task which Amy Andersson at the conductor’s desk of the Berlin-Branderburg Youth Opera Orchestra performed impressively. There was so much vivacity in the orchestra, the ensembles were rhythmically so flexibly accompanied, that any other repertory productions would have paled in comparison.  Opern Welt

After a short rehearsal time, the Brandenburg Youth Orchestra, conducted with precision and attention to detail by Amy Andersson, passed this trial with flying colors. From the Overture, which was nuanced and refined, to the dramatic character thoroughout . . .[it was] charming and youthfully spirited.  Neues Deutschland

Amy Andersson leads the production of “Cosi Fan Tutte” She has guest conducted many years with great success in German Opera Houses, including Stadttheatre Aachen.  Markische Allgemine Zeitung

The homogeneous character of the Rheinsberg opera work was again supported vigorously by the Berlin-Brandenburg Youth Orchestra. The young conductor, Amy Andersson, rehearsed energetically with the instrumentalists and made the sensitively accompanying ensembles, such as the trio ‘Soave sia il vento’ in the first act, the high point of the evening.  Der Tagesspiegel

The musical production was provided by the young American, Amy Andersson, who conducted the Berlin-Brandenburg Youth Opera Orchestra, a unique orchestra of young musicians aged 14 to 28. What the young people lacked in experience was compensated by commitment and passion.  l’Opera

It is simply wonderful to observe and experience how thoroughly the conductor Amy Andersson has worked with and prepared the Brandenburg Youth Orchestra.Chemnitz Presse

Interviews

“A perfectly conducted interview with Amy Andersson, Zelda Symphony maestro,” AXS. 9/24/15.

Interview with Amy Andersson, Conductor for Symphony of the Goddesses,” Hidden Triforce. 9/1/15.

ZU Exclusive: Interview with Symphony of the Goddesses conductor Amy Andersson,” Zelda Universe. 8/3/15.

Interview: Amy Andersson on Conducting the Symphony of the Goddesses,” Nintendo Life. 7/15/15.

Sit down with Maestra Amy Andersson of the Zelda Symphony Tour.” Find Your Forte, with Ryan Guth, Podcast FYF 026. Find Your Forte, with Ryan Guth. 9/30/15.