Clarinetist and composer Andrew Moses, from Los Angeles, entered the Curtis Institute of Music in 2016 and studies composition with David Ludwig. All students at Curtis receive merit-based, full-tuition scholarships; and Mr. Moses is the Anthony B. Creamer III Annual Fellow.
Mr. Moses has participated in the Los Angeles Philharmonic Composer Fellowship Program and was senior fellow in 2015–16. Two of his orchestral works received premieres by the Los Angeles Philharmonic at Walt Disney Concert Hall in recent seasons. Additionally, he was commissioned by the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s New Music Ensemble to compose a piece for clarinet and chamber orchestra, which he premiered as the clarinet soloist in Walt Disney Concert Hall, conducted by John Adams, as part of the groundbreaking Green Umbrella Series. Mr. Moses’s chamber works have been performed by the Mivos Quartet, the Argus Quartet, the Calder Quartet, wild Up, the International Contemporary Ensemble, the Los Angeles Master Chorale, and various Los Angeles Philharmonic Chamber Ensembles.
Mr. Moses is also an active clarinetist and has been featured on NPR’s From the Toptwice, also receiving the show’s Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award. Other awards include the California Senate’s “Making a Difference Award,” as well as top prizes at the Beverly Hills National Auditions, the Midland-Odessa Symphony National Young Artist Competition, and the 2014 Young Musicians Foundation Debut and the Torrance Symphony Young Artists Concerto competitions. Mr. Moses is a Junior Soloist with iPalpiti Artists International and has performed numerous solo recitals across the country, including a New York debut at the home of Charles and Susan Avery Fischer. He has been heard three times as part of Sundays Livefrom the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), and has appeared as a concerto soloist with several orchestras.
Mr. Moses has attended the Yellow Barn Young Artists Program for four seasons as clarinetist, two of which he also participated in as composer; in 2017 he attended the Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival; and in 2018, he participated as composer in the Valencia International Performance Academy.
Mr. Moses began clarinet lessons at age eight. In addition to Dr. Ludwig, he has studied with Andrew Norman, James Matheson, and Margaret Thornhill.