Andrew Stock is a composer/violist. His work has been commissioned or presented by groups and soloists including wild Up in collaboration with the Los Angeles Philharmonic (Next on Grand Festival), the Cleveland Chamber Symphony (NEOSonicFest), Jinjoo Cho, Sharon Robinson and chamber players of the Cleveland Orchestra and St. Louis Symphony. Stock’s activities as performer are motivated by the notion of “canon” as a fluid space in which new and old music of varied provenance interacts within a fluctuating continuum. Toward this end, he has been extensively involved as soloist, chamber musician and orchestral player in the performance of both modern and historical repertoire with such organizations as the New York Philharmonic, New World Symphony, Lucerne Festival Academy, and Aspen Contemporary Ensemble. Recent and upcoming projects include collaborations with contemporary specialist trombonists Matt Barbier and Weston Olencki in Los Angeles and New York, a new work for the New York Virtuoso Singers supported by funds from ASCAP, and a recital series of solos by composers of Mexico, Canada, Central Europe and the U.S. spanning the 17th to 21st centuries.
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 and Julia Wolfe. Extensively presenting the works of other living composers in addition to featuring as violist in performances of his own music, Stock has in recent years expanded his activities to include analysis of, advocacy for and authorship on contemporary music; his related research interests include musicology, art history, German studies and world literature.
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