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Andrew Wan: Bio

Andrew Wan was named concertmaster of the OSM in 2008. As soloist, he has appeared with several orchestras under conductors such as Kent Nagano, Maxim Vengerov, Jean-Claude Casadesus, Peter Oundjian, James DePreist and Michael Stern. Mr. Wan has concertized extensively throughout the world, appearing in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, the Kennedy Center, Benaroya Hall, Jordan Hall and Salle Gaveau with artists such as the Juilliard Quartet, the International Sejong Soloists, the New Zealand Trio, Gil Shaham and Cho-Liang Lin, and recently recorded the Mendelssohn Octet with James Ehnes on the Onyx label. He is a member of the critically-acclaimed New Piano Trio and the Opus award-winning and Juno nominated New Orford String Quartet. He frequently serves as guest concertmaster for several North American orchestras and appears regularly at the Seattle Chamber, La Jolla, Aspen, Lanaudière and Agassiz festival. Mr. Wan graduated from the Juilliard School under the tutelage of Masao Kawasaki and Ron Copes. He is currently on faculty at the Schulich School of Music at McGill University.

Andrew Wan performs on a 1744 Michel'Angelo Bergonzi violin, and gratefully acknowledges its loan from the David Sela Collection.

1 Saint-Saens: Violin Concerto #1 in A maj, Op. 20 - Allegro  
2 Saint-Saens: Violin Concerto #1 in A maj, Op. 20 - Andante espressivo  
3 Saint-Saens: Violin Concerto #1 in A maj, Op. 20 - Tempo  
4 Saint-Saens: Violin Concerto #3 in B min, Op. 61 - Allegro non  
5 Saint-Saens: Violin Concerto #3 in B min, Op. 61 - Andantino  
6 Saint-Saens: Violin Concerto #3 in B min, Op. 61 - Molto moderato  
7 Saint-Saens: Violin Concerto #2 in C maj, Op. 58 - Allegro moderato  
8 Saint-Saens: Violin Concerto #2 in C maj, Op. 58 - Andante  
9 Saint-Saens: Violin Concerto #2 in C maj, Op. 58 - Allegro scherzando  
Andrew Wan, OSM, Kent Nagano / Saint-Sa?ns : Concerto pour violon n?1

The autumn of 2015 at Analekta and at the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal is colored by the works of Camille Saint-Saëns. With his important contributions to the soloist-with-orchestra repertoire, the composer occupies a special place in the history of French music. OSM is featuring: The Complete Violin Concertos of Saint-Saëns. The Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, conducted by Maestro Kent Nagano, and OSM concertmaster Andrew Wan. Wan is equally at home as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestra concertmaster. He was appointed concertmaster of the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal in 2008, making him one of the youngest musicians to occupy that position with an important symphony orchestra. His relationship with the OSM began when he appeared as soloist in the Elgar Violin Concerto, a performance recognized by La Presse as one of the musical highlights of 2007. 

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