Andrew Shulman, principal cello with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and professor at the University of Southern California, was the first British winner of the Piatigorsky Artist Award and was made an Honorary RCM by The Queen Mother.
He has performed concertos with the Philharmonia, Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, City of Birmingham, BBC Scottish, Utah and Singapore Symphonies, and Los Angeles and Royal Liverpool Philharmonics. He has given recitals at Wigmore Hall, the Royal Palace, Stockholm and Buckingham Palace, London, and has performed Strauss’s Don Quixote with Sir Simon Rattle and Esa Pekka Salonen. He is a regular guest at the Aspen, Aldeburgh, Bath, Edinburgh and La Jolla festivals, collaborating with such artists as Jeffrey Kahane, Augustin Hadelich, Arnold Steinhardt, Lynn Harrell and Jean-Yves Thibaudet.
LA Times declares that his playing is “always eloquent and passionate,” The Times praises him for “fastidious poetry of phrase and technique,” and the Salt Lake Tribune writes, “[Shulman] gave a fabulously nuanced and impassioned performance.”
As conductor, Andrew has performed in the UK, Europe and Scandinavia. LA Opening Nights described his US conducting debut as “a stunning performance” with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. He has also conducted successful productions of Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro and Così fan tutte at the Theater Royal.
Solo and chamber recordings span some 35 CDs, including the Britten Quartet’s complete discography, Vivaldi concertos for Virgin, and Janacek for EMI, where he was an exclusive artist.
Andrew studied with Joan Dickson, William Pleeth and Jacqueline du Pré. He was principal cello of the Philharmonia, the Academy of Saint Martin-in-the-Fields and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and is one of the most sought-after cellists in the TV and movie music industry. This season he premieres a new concerto by Bruce Broughton and a new work by Jorge Callandrelli, and will appear at the La Jolla ‘Summerfest’ and the Green Chamber Music Festival in Sonoma.
Visit his website: www.andrewshulman.com