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Andrew Norman


About this Artist

Andrew Norman is a Los Angeles-based composer and educator. Recently praised as “the leading American composer of his generation” by the Los Angeles Times, and “one of the most gifted and respected composers of his generation” by The New York Times, Norman has established himself as a significant voice in American classical music.

He has written for leading ensembles worldwide, including the Berlin Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic, London Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. Norman’s music has been championed by some of classical music’s eminent conductors, including Gustavo Dudamel, Simon Rattle, Kirill Petrenko, Klaus Mäkelä, Dalia Stasevska, John Adams, and David Robertson.

Norman has twice been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, was Musical America’s 2017 Composer of the Year, and has won the Grawemeyer Award, the Rome Prize, the Berlin Prize, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. He has served as Composer in Residence for Carnegie Hall, the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, the Utah Symphony, the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, and Opera Philadelphia. His large-scale orchestral work Play was described in The New York Times as a “breathtaking masterpiece,” and “a revolution in music.” His most recent orchestral work, Sustain, was lauded as “a new American masterpiece” by The New Yorker and earned Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic a Grammy for their Deutsche Grammophon recording.

A committed educator, Norman enjoys helping people of all ages explore and create music. He teaches at the University of Southern California and The Juilliard School, and he is thrilled to serve as the director of the LA Phil’s Composer Fellowship Program for high school composers.