Andrew Stock is a composer and violist whose omnivorous approach and critical perspective toward both disciplines has drawn presentation and/or commissioning of his work both by established organizations (the Los Angeles Philharmonic, ASCAP Foundation, New York Virtuoso Singers, Cleveland Chamber Symphony and chamber players of the Cleveland Orchestra and St. Louis Symphony) and by younger groups and soloists now establishing significant profiles (wild Up, Chamber Project St. Louis, Matthew Barbier, Jinjoo Cho, and Weston Olencki); as a performer he has concertized throughout the U.S., Switzerland and Germany as soloist, chamber player and orchestral musician with such organizations as the New York Philharmonic in collaboration with the Whitney Museum of American Art, New World Symphony, Lucerne Festival Academy, and Aspen Contemporary Ensemble, and has been heard on WQXR Radio’s Q2 Music series. He occasionally also writes about music, contributing to the arts media platform I Care if You Listen (https://www.icareifyoulisten.com) as a reviewer since 2017.
Stock studied at the Cleveland Institute of Music, where his principal teachers were Jeffrey Irvine, Lynne Ramsey and Keith Fitch. Other input has come from a wide variety of composers, performers and artists in other disciplines along with instruction in chamber music from members of the Cleveland and Cavani Quartets; notable masterclass appearances and off-season studies have included work with Kim Kashkashian, Garth Knox, Heidi Castleman, Robert Vernon, Masao Kawasaki, Joan Tower, Shulamit Ran, Julia Wolfe and Andrew Greenwald.
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