Biography of Musica Bella Orchestra member Andrew Wise
Andrew Wise, violin, appears regularly in recital and orchestral performances in the United States and Europe. Concertmaster of the Greenwich Village Orchestra in New York City, he has also appeared with the Lincoln Center Festival, Sarasota Opera, Spoleto USA and AIMS in Graz, Austria. Recent performance highlights include an evening of Irish traditional music at Merkin Concert Hall with tenor Patrick Lynch and an on-stage solo in Opera Northeast’s production of The Merry Widow at the Belleayre Music Festival with Conductor Stephen Crawford of The Metropolitan Opera.
Actively involved in new music, he is co-founder of Catapult, and recently recorded Harvey Sollberger’s virtuoso work for violin and flute “Met Him Pike Hoses” for a compilation CD of the composer’s work that is scheduled for release in 2003. Catapult will record composer Laura Swendinger’s work “Magic Carpet Ride” in the fall of 2002.
Exploring the world of bluegrass music, Mr. Wise appears with “Sylvia and the Five-Dollar Hats” at venues in New York City, where he also has been seen as an actor at the off-Broadway Gloria Maddox Theatre in productions of The Wonder, Our Town, and The Three Sisters.
Mr. Wise studies acting at the T. Schrieber Studios and holds a BM from the University of Michigan and an MM from the Mannes College of Music. He has coached with Todd Phillips, Patricia Spencer, Thea Musgrove and Madeline Shapiro.
Musica Bella concerts: October 13, 2002; December 8, 2002; March 23, 2003; May 18, 2003