2008 – Andrew Wan

AndrewWanCanadian violinist Andrew Wan is equally at home as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral musician.

In August of 2008, he was named concertmaster of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra (MSO), making him the youngest concertmaster of a major North American Symphony. This season’s engagements include solo performances with the Edmonton Symphony, Newfoundland Symphony and Aspen Concert Orchestras, and the MSO under Jean-Claude Casadesus.

Last year, he appeared as soloist with the MSO, Toronto Symphony, Juilliard Orchestra and the Aspen Sinfonia under Peter Oundjian, Jean-François Rivest, James DePreist and Michael Stern. La Presse hailed his performance of Elgar’s Violin Concerto with the MSO as one of the top two musical moments in 2007.

Mr. Wan has concertized extensively throughout North America, South America, Europe, Asia and New Zealand, appearing in recitals with the New Zealand Trio, violinist Cho-Liang Lin, the Juilliard Quartet and with pianists Stephan Lemelin and Jane Coop. As a member of the International Sejong Soloists, he has performed in Paris, London, China, Korea, Taiwan and at Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.

Mr. Wan received his Bachelor of Music and Master of Music Degrees from the Juilliard School. The sole violinist and one of only six individuals to be accepted into the prestigious Artist Diploma Program at Juilliard in 2008, he continues his studies with Masao Kawasaki and Ron Copes.