What people are saying about Andrew's playing:
"You are a worthy successor to John-Edward Kelly...you have a beautiful tone." - Composer Hans Kox after hearing Andrew's performance of The Stranger.
"[His] playing is very beautiful and lyric...I was very moved by [his] interpretation" - Composer Jay Schwartz after hearing Andrew's performance of Music for Saxophone and Piano.
"Bravo. This is a terrific performance of my piece!" - Composer Samuel Adler after hearing Andrew's performance of Soundings for Alto Saxophone and Piano.
"[I] enjoyed the attention to detail...his altissimo playing is fantastic! This is by far one of the best performances of the work I've had so far, if not the best." - Composer Joseph Trapanese after hearing Andrew's performance of Capriccio for Tenor Saxophone and Piano
"He's got a terrific sound..terrific tone, and level of performance ability for the sax." - Composer Erich Stem after hearing Andrew's world premiere performance of Stem's New Year's Day for Tenor Saxophone and String Quartet.
"I doubt that whatever satisfaction I might have gotten from having the piece performed when it was new  could compare to the sense of vindication I felt last night , when the piece was finally heard." - Composer Steve Cohen after hearing Andrew's world premiere performance of Cohen's Quintet for Alto Saxophone and String Quartet.
Andrew R. Steinberg is a Boston based saxophonist, performing throughout the US and Europe. As a current doctoral student at New England Conservatory, as well as a graduate from Manhattan School of Music, he has won solo and chamber competitions performing works as diverse as the Concerto for Saxophone by Henry Brant to the Quartet, Op. 22 by Anton Webern. A highly sought-after orchestral saxophonist, Andrew has been invited to perform at music festivals all across the globe, including Verbier, Round Top, Spoleto, and Schleswig-Holstein. His teachers have included Paul Cohen and Kenneth Radnofsky, as well as additional studies with Harry White, Wildy Zumwalt, James Houlik, Ronald Caravan, Patrick Meighan, Chien-Kwan Lin, and John Moore.
As a performer, Andrew has worked with world-renown musicians throughout his career, including Leonard Slatkin, Jerry Junkin, David Newman, Pascal Verrot, John Kennedy, Joshua Gersen, Peter Oundjian, Alan Kay, Phil Smith, and Joe Alessi. He has also performed in master classes for distinguished artists such as Harvey Pittel, Preston Duncan, Eli Epstein, Donald Palma, Dimitri Murrath, members of the Imani Winds, Patrick Meighan, David Krakauer, and Paquito D'Rivera. In addition, he has performed at some of the most important concert venues, including Carnegie Hall, Symphony Hall, Jordan Hall, NJPAC, Lincoln Center, Dock Street Theatre, the International Ballroom at the Hilton Chicago, Eisenhower Hall at West Point, the Dimenna Center, and the Holstenhalle, located in Neumünster, Germany.
On top of his work as a soloist and an orchestral musician, Andrew is actively involved in chamber music, participating in the Imani Winds Chamber Music Festival, as well as winning both the Lillian Fuchs and Mason Gross Chamber Music Competitions. Throughout the last few concert seasons, Andrew gave multiple performances of chamber works utilizing the saxophone, which included a prize-winning performance of Webern's Quartett, op. 22, at the Manhattan School of Music, the world premiere of Steve Cohen's Quintet for Alto Saxophone and Strings, as well as the North American premiere of Michael Nyman's Something Connected with Energy for large chamber ensemble. Most recently, Andrew gave the Boston premiere of Wolfgang Jacobi's Cantata with soprano Jacquelyn Stucker and pianist Chelsea Whitaker.
Other concert highlights include a performance of Rachmaninoff's Symphonic Dances at the Round Top Festival Institute, multiple performances at Spoleto Festival USA (including the US Premiere of Michael Nyman's opera Facing Goya), as well as performances of the full film score to West Side Story in Germany, at the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival. In addition, Andrew gave a series of presentations on the saxophone and its history at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, celebrating the life and work of Adolphe Sax.
Andrew is currently a doctoral candidate at New England Conservatory, and serves as Saxophone Faculty at Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts. He is saxophonist with the musical collective Le Train Bleu, and Music Director of the Megalopolis Saxophone Orchestra.