Andrew Leonard

Clarinetist Andrew Leonard has soloed with the Pasadena Pops, the Torrance Symphony, and performed as a prize winner of the Redlands Music Festival and Peninsula Music Festival Young Artist auditions. He has also performed on 3 continents with artists as varied as Helmuth Rilling, Hilary Hahn, John Williams, Tony Danza, and John Rutter. In Los Angeles, he continues to build his career and reputation in film and TV recording. As a member of Midnight Winds, he has presented concerts throughout California and Poland, and a New York tour is scheduled for January 2011. A New Jersey native, Andrew began his clarinet studies with Andy Lamy of the NJ Symphony and Alan Kay at the Julliard School’s Pre-College Division. Andrew received a Bachelor of Music in clarinet performance in 2005 at the University of Southern California where he studied with Yehuda Gilad and members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. As a passionate educator and advocate for Los Angeles’s musical future, Andrew is on the teaching artist faculty of Harmony Project, Education Through Music LA, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

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