Connecting audiences with culturally relevant and meaningful music
Orchestra Moderne NYC is a new, dynamic ensemble, founded in early 2017 by internationally-known conductor Amy Andersson. Comprised of New York’s top musicians, this game-changing orchestra will create musical experiences that celebrate humanity and connect to important social issues. Orchestra Moderne will provide inclusive opportunities for all composers and performers, including women and minorities.
By performing and premiering compositions by a wide range of composers in film, television, video game, and concert genres, Orchestra Moderne will resonate with diverse audiences and will reconnect music lovers to the thrill of hearing live orchestral music that is relevant and relatable.
Amy Andersson – Conductor
Conductor Amy Andersson has toured internationally to twenty countries conducting operatic, symphonic, and video game repertoire. Named by British music critic Norman Lebrecht as “America’s most watched Symphony Orchestra Conductor,” Ms. Andersson is known for her dynamic and moving performances. She most recently made guest appearances with the St. Louis Symphony, Houston Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Oregon Symphony, Rochester Philharmonic, Colorado Symphony, Honolulu Symphony, San Diego Symphony, Florida Orchestra, Spanish Philharmonic, National Orchestra of Mexico, Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, Spanish National Youth Orchestra (JONDE), Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra, Junge Deutsche Philharmonie, Bundes Jugend Orchestra, Niederrheinische Symphoniker, LOH Orchestra Sonderhausen, Berliner Symphoniker, Giessen Philharmonic, Aalborg Symphony Orchestra, Macedonian Philharmonic, Jeunesses Musicales Deutschland, Les Musicales du Trophee, (France), and the Colorado Music Festival, as well as orchestras in Switzerland, Belgium, Netherlands, Italy, and Ireland. She has lead opera productions in Germany at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein, National Theater of Mannheim, Stadttheatre Aachen, Weikersheim Opera Festival, Rheinsberg Chamber Opera, Schlosstheater Schwetzinger and the Colorado Light Opera. In 2014 Ms. Andersson toured with the video game show Replay; Symphony of Heroes and was Music Director from 2015-2017 for the internationally-celebrated tour of The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses.
Ms. Andersson is dedicated to teaching young conductors and musicians, and has held the posts of Professor of Conducting at the esteemed Berlin University of Arts, and Music Director of the CPE Bach Gymnasium Orchestra, Berlin, Germany. She is also committed to nurturing the careers of rising, young opera singers, and led three seasons at the Weikersheim International Opera Festival (Germany), as well as a five week international concert tour with the Jeunesses Musicales (World Youth Orchestra) to Germany, and the war torn countries of Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Macedonia, Croatia, and Slovenia.
Ms. Andersson received her BMA from the University of Michigan, received a MM in conducting from the Mannes School of Music at the New School, and was awarded a conducting Fellowship to the Aspen Music School. Her teachers have included Paul Vermel, Gustav Meier, Murray Sidlin, David Zinman, and the late Yakov Kreizberg.
Ms. Andersson makes her Carnegie Hall debut as both producer and music director of Orchestra Moderne NYC, premiering a program which focuses on the theme of immigration. Ms. Andersson has duo citizenship in both Austria and the US.