Andrew List, composer
Berklee College of Music
Andrew List (Professor of Composition at Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA) composes music in many different genres, including orchestral works, string quartet, vocal, choral music, opera, music for children, solo works, and a variety of chamber ensembles. He is a graduate of New England Conservatory of Music, with B.A. and M.A. degrees in music composition. He received his DMA in composition from Boston University, where he studied with Bernard Rands, Samuel Headrick, and Nicholas Maw. Mr. List has also studied privately with Richard Danielpour.
Mr. List has received numerous commissions and performances from professional music ensembles and solo artists in the North and South America and Europe. A short list include: The Boston Classical Orchestra, Zodiac Trio, Alea III, Esterhazy Quartet, Interensemble, Kalistos Chamber Orchestra, North-South Consonance, Metamorphosen Chamber Orchestra, George Lopez (pianist) Turtle Island String Quartet, Winston Choi (pianist), Emmanuel Feldman (cellist) and soprano Lisa Saffer. Recent performances include a collaboration with Mass Audubon on world premiere of “On The Wing, A Celebration of Birds in Music and Spoken Word and Journey Through the Eternal Forest for Flute, Oboe and String Orchestra commissioned by the Boston Classical Orchestra in celebration of their 35th season with BSO principals Elizabeth Rowe, flute and John Ferrillo, oboe. Other recent commissions include String Quartet No 5: "Time Cycles" a composition inspired by poet T.S. Eliot's monumental work Four Quartets was commissioned by the Arneis Quartet, and “Journey Toward the Eternal Flame” commissioned by The Boston Woodwind Society was premiered by Boston Symphony principal wind players John Ferrillo, oboe, and Richard Svoboda, bassoon with pianist Damien Francoeur-Krzyzek.
Mr. List is the composer-in-residence at the Zodiac Music Academy and Festival, in the south of France where he presents a composition class each summer. He was the first prizewinner of the Charlotte New Music Festival Composition Competition, Renegade Ensemble’s Composition Competition, and Portland Chamber Music Festival Composition Competition. He was also winner of the call for scores by the Mexico City Woodwind Quintet, Buffalo Chamber Players and Locrian Chamber Players. In 2011 he was selected as the MTNA commissioned composer, and was a finalist in both the Alea III International Composition Competition and the Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellowship. Recent recordings of his music include his Violin Concerto recorded by Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, Eva Szekely, violin soloist, released on the Albany label and Noa Noa, A Gauguin Tableau, commissioned and recorded by MONTAGE Music Society released on MSR Classics and Visions of the Aboriginal Dreamtime recorded by Zodiac Trio to be released on Blue Griffin label in 2016.
Mr. List has been fortunate to enjoy a number of residencies at the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, Atlantic Center for the Arts, the Aspen Music Festival, La Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris and Visby Centre for Composers in Sweden. He was awarded a distinguished artist-in-residence grant, sponsored by Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, the city of Amsterdam and the American Embassy in The Hague. During his eight-month residency in Amsterdam he presented five concerts of his music and that of other American composers and lectures and workshops at the major conservatories throughout Holland. He was the first American and composer to be awarded this prestigious residency.