June 2016, Chicago, IL – Vandoren is excited to welcome clarinetist Andrew Lowy to the Vandoren Artist family. After serving for four seasons as Principal Clarinet of the North Carolina Symphony, Andrew joined the Los Angeles Philharmonic as Second/E-flat Clarinet in 2014.
“I’m so happy that Andrew is joining our artist roster,” commented David Gould, Artist Relations Manager. “His talent and hard work are exceptional. He is a fine musician that has used Vandoren to help find his voice and express his emotions as a student and later as a professional. Welcome to the family Andrew!”
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. Andrew has held summer fellowships at the Tanglewood Music Center and Music Academy of the West, and has appeared as a guest artist at Twickenham Fest. Also active as a recitalist, chamber musician, and teacher, Andrew has presented masterclasses at the major schools of music in North Carolina and performed on concert series throughout the state. His primary teachers were Yehuda Gilad, Larry Guy, and Tom Martin.
“Vandoren is unparalleled in the quality and consistency of its products,” says Lowy. “My equipment helps me to keep up with the demands of an orchestral career while letting my musical voice shine through with ease. I feel fortunate that my first teachers recommended Vandoren, and I’m now thrilled to use the company’s products in my professional career and to recommend them to my students as well.”