Andrew Dunn Cello, Assistant Principal
Andrew Dunn has performed as a soloist, recitalist, chamber musician and in orchestras across North and South America, Europe and Australia. Excelling in a variety of styles, from classical to jazz, he has collaborated with artists such as Bobby McFerrin, Christopher Rouse, and Placido Domingo, and played chamber music with members of the Cleveland and Cavani quartets. Appointed assistant principal cello of the ASO in 2008, Andrew previously held positions in the Lousiana Philharmonic and Huntsville symphony, and performed in the section of the Houston Symphony Orchestra.
In the fall of 2001, Andrew enrolled at the Cleveland Institute of Music and received his Bachelor of Music after only three years of study, taking lessons with with Merry Peckham. Andrew obtained his masters degree in 2007 at the Shepherd School of Music as a student of Lynn Harrell. He has also played in master classes for Janos Starker, Norman Fischer, and members of the Borromeo and Miami string quartets. Other influential teachers include Richard Aaron and Pansy Chang.
Music education is a very important part of Andrew's life. He teaches students privately in the Birmingham area, and was previously a faculty member of the Rice University preparatory division.
When not playing the cello, you will often find Andrew in downward facing dog pose on his yoga mat.