Conductor and Producer Amy Andersson is known most recently as founder of Orchestra Moderne NYC, a game-changing orchestra in New York City that made their triumphant debut at Carnegie Hall in 2017, and Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center in 2019. Appearances on the 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-two countries as a conductor of operatic, symphonic, Broadway musical, and video game repertoire. Known for her commitment to performing the works of living composers, she has led symphony concerts in the works of composers Peter Boyer, Lolita Rtimanis, Penka Kouneva, Jessica Curry, Greg Edmonson, Grant Kirkhope, Sharon Farber, Anne-Kathrin Dern, Steve Jablonsky, Elitsa Aexandrova, Jack Wall, George Strezov, Miriam Cutler, Nathalie Bonin, Chance Thomas, Yoko Shimomura, Borislav Slavov, Greg Pliska, Starr Parodi, Mandy Hoffman, Gary Schyman, Jeremy Soule, Nobou Uematsu, Bear McCreary, Kol Otani, Austin Wintory, and Martin O’Donnell, among others.
She has made appearances with the St. Louis Symphony, Houston Symphony, Seattle Symphony, San Diego Symphony, Oregon Symphony, Colorado Symphony, Rochester Philharmonic, Honolulu Symphony, Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, Stockholm Concert Orchestra, Spanish Philharmonic, National Orchestra of Mexico, Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony (Toronto), Spanish National Youth Orchestra (JONDE), Florida Orchestra, Dallas Pops 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, Macedonian Philharmonic, Jeunesses Musicales Deutschland, Les Musicales du Trophee, with the Monte Carlo Philharmonic, Colorado Music Festival Orchestra, Westchester Chamber Orchestra, as well as free-lance orchestras in Switzerland, Belgium, Netherlands, Italy, and Ireland.
Ms. Andersson is producer and creator of Women Warriors: The Voices of Change, a live-to-picture symphony production featuring the music of eight celebrated female composers synced to a silent 70 minute documentary film. This original production premiered at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center on September 20th, 2019.
This revolutionary concert creation honours the strength and heroism of global activists fighting for social justice, human and civil rights, environmental causes, minority rights, gender equality and for the right of every girl to an education. Conducted by Ms. Andersson and premiered by Orchestra Moderne NYC, this production features the orchestral scores of award-winning composers Nathalie Bonin, Miriam Cutler, Anne-Kathrin Dern, Isolde Fair, Sharon Farber, Mandy Hoffman, Penka Kouneva, Starr Parodi and Lolita Ritmanis. Described as “THRILLING, “GROUNDBREAKING” “POWERFUL” and a “TRIUMPH OF BIBLICAL PROPORTIONS!,” this sold-out concert moved an audience to tears and standing ovations.
In February 2020, Ms. Andersson, composer Lolita Ritmanis and sound engineer Mark Mattson traveled to Riga, Latvia in 2020 to record the Women Warriors soundtrack album with the 75 piece Riga Studio Orchestra and The Riga Cathedral Girls’ Choir TIARA. The album was released on February 4th, 2021 in commemoration of Rosa Park’s birthday. Ms. Andersson is executive album producer and Lolita Ritmanis and Mark Mattson are album producers. It is available on Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, Pandora, YouTube and other platforms.
Ms. Andersson resided and worked professionally in Germany for 15 years, became an EU citizen and regularly led opera productions at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein, National Theater of Mannheim, Stadttheatre Aachen and Schlosstheater Schwetzinger.
Known for her commitment to nurturing the careers of young opera singers, she was music director for three summer festival seasons at the Junge Oper Schloss Weikersheim in Germany, conducting new productions of La Boheme, Carmen and La Traviata, and was music director of a new production of Cosi fan tutte at the Rheinsberg Chamber Opera, conducting ten performances with attendance totaling over 40,000 people. She was also music director of the Colorado Light Opera, conducting twenty-five performances total of Man of La Mancha and South Pacific with a cast of young singers.
Ms. Anderson is an inspiring conducting teacher. She has been adjunct professor at the University Der Kunste Berlin and Brooklyn College at Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema, where she taught orchestra conducting to media and film scoring students. She has led masterclasses for the Alliance for Women Film Composers and the Society of Lyricists and Composers in both New York and Los Angeles.
In season 2015-2017 Ms. Andersson was music director of the world tour of The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses, and in 2014 toured with the video game show Replay: Symphony of Heroes.