Andy Reiner

Andy Reiner's Biography

Andy Reiner, an award-winning fiddler, composer and educator, began playing music at age 5 with the Reiner Family Band. He has since developed his own style that features creative, rhythmic melodies and a thoughtful fusion of world styles. Earning a BM in Violin Performance from the Berklee College of Music in Boston launched Andy into a flurry of touring and teaching around the globe. He has toured with groups of many different genres, including heavy metal with Devil in the Kitchen, folk/hip-hop with Fiddlefoxx, Swedish/Appalachian with Blue Moose and the Unbuttoned Zippers, electronic/Celtic with Firecloud and bluegrass with The Earth Stringband, which toured Southeast Asia on the 2011 American Music Abroad Tour for the United States' Department of State. Andy also tours both as a solo artist and with the groups Half Pelican (featured in the soundtrack to the Emmy-nominated Netflix series Godless), Darol Anger and The Furies and Whitewater Ramble.

Andy's compositions for string orchestra have been performed by the Berklee World Strings at The Kennedy Center, Berklee Performance Center and American String Teachers Association (ASTA) National Conferences. A number of his original pieces have been published by national music publishers, including "Loonacy" (Wingert-Jones Publications) and "Blue Sky Basin" (Grand Mesa Music). His tune "The Dissent" was the 2017 winner of the NeASTA Fiddle Tune Contest. Andy teaches privately and leads teacher trainings in fiddle styles, improvisation, composition and rhythm fiddling at universities, public schools and music camps across the United States.

Many of Andy's string orchestra works, fiddle tunes and songs are influenced by mountains and nature. Also known as the "Skiing Fiddler," Andy skis regularly and has skied while playing the fiddle on double black diamond runs in Silverton, CO and Mount Baker, WA. He also has played his fiddle on 14,000 foot mountain summits with his fiancée and musical partner, cellist Dr. Joy Adams of Half Pelican.

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