Timo Andres (b. 1985, Palo Alto, CA) is a composer and pianist who grew up in rural Connecticut and lives in Brooklyn, NY.
Notable works include Everything Happens So Much for the Boston Symphony, Strong Language for the Takács Quartet, and The Blind Banister, a concerto for Jonathan Biss, which was a 2016 Pulitzer Prize Finalist.
As a pianist, Timo Andres has appeared with the LA Phil, North Carolina Symphony, Albany Symphony, New World Symphony, and in many collaborations with Andrew Cyr and Metropolis Ensemble. Other collaborators include John Adams, Becca Stevens, Jeffrey Kahane, Gabriel Kahane, Brad Mehldau, the Kronos Quartet, and Philip Glass, with whom he has performed the complete Glass Etudes around the world. Andres also frequently works with singer and composer Sufjan Stevens.
In 22/23, Andres performed Thomas Adès’s In Seven Days with Ruth Reinhardt and the Louisville Orchestra; makes his solo recital debut at The Cliburn; co-curates programs honoring his teacher, Ingram Marshall, in New York and San Francisco; collaborates with Philip Glass and choreographer Justin Peck; a new orchestral piece for the Colorado Music Festival, Dark Patterns, premiered in July.
A Nonesuch Records and Yamaha/Bösendorfer Artist, Timo Andres is on the composition faculty at the Mannes School of Music at the New School.