Andrew Taylor has been teaching violin, viola, chamber music and orchestral playing throughout New England for the past several years, to students of all ages and levels of accomplishment. His experience spans from working with young Suzuki students through college students, as well as adults. Mr. Taylor’s students have gone on to earn spots in both junior and senior district orchestras, All-State orchestra, and top orchestras at the New England Conservatory of Music and BYSO. Former students have gone on to the Eastman School of Music, New England Conservatory, Cleveland Institute of Music, and The Shepherd School of Music at Rice University.
Mr. Taylor has given solo recitals in Berlin, Boston, Chicago, London, New York, Los Angeles, Paris, Tokyo, and Washington DC. He has appeared with numerous orchestras in Europe including several occasions with conductor Daniel Harding and has toured extensively with the Prague Virtuosi, the Janacek Chamber Orchestra, and the Tokyo Vivaldi Ensemble. He made his New York concerto debut at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall with Gerard Schwarz and The New York Chamber Symphony, and his New York recital debut at Avery Fisher Hall as part of the Mostly Mozart Festival. In May of 2008, he performed at Boston’s Symphony Hall with the Boston Pops Orchestra under the direction of Keith Lockhart.
The Boston Globe writes, “Though he has technique to burn he wears it lightly,” and praises his “gorgeous virtuosity” and “sheer scrupulousness of playing.”
In a review of his Washington D.C. debut recital, The Washington Post deems him “exceptionally soulful,” and for a performance at the Smithsonian Museum, the Post notes his “fine-tuned perceptive powers and obvious joy of music making.”
Born in Boston, Mr. Taylor began the violin at the age of four, and at nine began studying with renowned pedagogue Dorothy DeLay who remained his teacher until the end of High School. The late Henryk Szerying noticed Taylor’s talent at a young age and became his mentor for many years. Taylor has also worked with Masuko Ushioda at the New England Conservatory of Music, Syoko Aki at Yale University and Uwe Martin Haiberg at the Hochschule der Kunste in Berlin.