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Bassist Andrew Keller has performed with the New York Philharmonic and New World Symphony
Bassist Andrew Keller joined the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra in 2019. Additionally, he performed with the Lyric Opera of Chicago as a season substitute from 2018 to 2020 and is set to join the Utah Symphony bass section in September 2020. He completed his Bachelor’s degree at Indiana University under the instruction of Lawrence Hurst and Kurt Muroki and obtained his Master’s degree from Rice University where he studied with Timothy Pitts.
Most recently, Andrew has performed with the Milwaukee Symphony, the Midsummers’ Music Festival in Door County, WI, the Lakes Area Music Festival of Brainerd, MN, and on various other projects in Chicago at Symphony Center and Lyric Opera. In May 2018 he was selected as a Global Academy fellow with the New York Philharmonic, and subsequently performed with the orchestra in subscription concerts during that month. While a student at Rice, he was active as a performer with various groups in Houston, such as the KINETIC conductorless ensemble and the Hear and Now contemporary ensemble. For the past several years he has been a substitute musician with the New World Symphony in Miami Beach.
Andrew was a member of the Verbier Festival Orchestra for 2 summers and is a 3-time fellowship recipient of the Aspen Music Festival, where he performed with the Aspen Festival Orchestra and the Aspen Chamber Symphony. During his studies at Indiana, he participated in a tour to Seoul, South Korea with the IU Chamber Orchestra. Some additional influences and teachers include Paul Ellison, Bruce Bransby, Leigh Mesh, and Al Laszlo.
In his free time Andrew enjoys listening to audiobooks, discovering new neighborhoods, restaurants and bars, and going on long bike rides whenever time allows.