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Andrew Lowy


About this Artist

Andrew Lowy joined the Los Angeles Philharmonic as Second/E-flat Clarinet in 2014, having previously served for four seasons as Principal Clarinet of the North Carolina Symphony, a position he was awarded at the age of 22 while pursuing graduate studies at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music. While a member of the North Carolina Symphony, Andrew was featured frequently as a soloist, playing works of Debussy, Mozart, Weber, and Derek Bermel. Other concerto engagements include performances with the Queens Symphony Orchestra and Yonkers Philharmonic. Andrew also performed as guest Principal Clarinet with the Cleveland Orchestra on its 2022 European tour.

Originally from Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, Andrew attended the Manhattan School of Music Precollege Division while in high school and completed his bachelor's degree at Harvard College, where he studied music and linguistics. His primary clarinet teachers were Yehuda Gilad, Larry Guy, and Tom Martin. Andrew has held summer fellowships at the Tanglewood Music Center and Music Academy of the West, and has appeared as a guest artist at the Mainly Mozart Festival and Twickenham Fest. Also active as a recitalist, chamber musician, and teacher, Andrew recently gave the Los Angeles premiere of Alchymia, the new clarinet quintet by Thomas Adès, and has presented masterclasses at the Juilliard School, the New England Conservatory, the University of Southern California, UCLA, and the National Conservatory of Music in Mexico.

In 2018, he recorded his first album as soloist with the Hollywood Studio Symphony in Chad Cannon’s concerto Dreams of a Sleeping World, which was released on Tōrō Records. Andrew is a Buffet-Crampon Clarinet Artist, a Vandoren Performing Artist, and is a member of the faculty at CSU Fullerton.