A native of Chicago, IL, clarinetist Andrew Sandwick recently assumed the position of Acting Bass/Utility Clarinet of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra in September 2018. Prior to his appointment in Dallas, Andrew held the position of 2nd/Bass Clarinet of the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra for three seasons. As an orchestral musician, Andrew has also performed with The Cleveland Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, San Francisco Opera, and the orchestras of Modesto (CA), Monterey (CA), Fort Wayne (IN)Â and the Utah Festival Opera.
As a chamber musician, Andrew has been featured on the Avedis Chamber Music Series, Music on the Hill, the Presidio SessionsÂ and the Chamber Music Series at Old St. Hillaryâ€™s Church in Tiburon, CA. As a teacher, Andrew has also served on the clarinet faculty of Ruth Asawa School of the Arts in San Francisco.
Andrewâ€™s awards and honors include the Gino B. Cioffi Memorial Prize for Outstanding Woodwind Performance at the Tanglewood Music Center, Third Prize in the 2015 Vandoren Emerging Artist CompetitionÂ and First Prize in the 2012-13 Pasadena Showcase House Instrumental Competition. During the summers, Andrew has received fellowships to attend the Tanglewood Music Center, Pacific Music Festival, Aspen Music Festival and School, Sarasota Music FestivalÂ and the National Repertory Orchestra.
Andrew holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Southern California and was a Master of Music candidate at Rice University prior to his appointment in San Francisco. Andrewâ€™s principal teachers include Yehuda Gilad, Richie Hawley, David Howard, Joaquin ValdepeĂ±as, Burt Hara, Susan WarnerÂ and Barbara Drapcho.