Timothy Andres (b. 1985, Palo Alto, CA) is a composer and pianist who grew up in rural Connecticut and now lives in Brooklyn, NY. His début album, Shy and Mighty, which features ten interrelated pieces for two pianos, performed by Timothy (Timo) and pianist David Kaplan, was released by Nonesuch Records in May 2010 to immediate critical acclaim. Of the disc, Alex Ross wrote in The New Yorker that Shy and Mighty "achieves an unhurried grandeur that has rarely been felt in American music since John Adams came on the scene… more mighty than shy, [Andres] sounds like himself."
In the current season, Andres plays a solo recital of his own works alongside Chopin, Adès and Schumann for Lincoln Center’s Great Performers; a solo recital for San Francisco Performances and a duo program with Gabriel Kahane for the Library of Congress and at Bard.
New works include a piano quintet for Jonathan Biss and the Elias String Quartet, commissioned and presented by Wigmore Hall, Carnegie Hall, the Concertgebouw Amsterdam and San Francisco Performances; a solo piano work for Kirill Gerstein, commissioned by the Gilmore Foundation; and a new string quartet for the Library of Congress, to be premiered by the Attacca Quartet.
Recent highlights include a weekend of performances in Los Angeles, featuring a new work for the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, his own re-composition of the Mozart "Coronation" Concerto, and chamber works performed by the groundbreaking ensemble wild Up; performances of "Crashing Through Fences" by eighth blackbird; and solo recitals at (le) Poisson Rouge and Wigmore Hall. A new album of his recent orchestral works is set to be released by Nonesuch Records this summer.