Amy Andersson and her Orchestra Moderne NYC have laid a solid foundation for their arrival in New York, and the orchestra plays magnificently, as if together for years."
Connecting audiences with culturally relevant and meaningful music
Orchestra Moderne NYC is a new, dynamic ensemble, founded in early 2017 by internationally-known conductor Amy Andersson. Comprised of New York's top musicians, this game-changing orchestra creates musical experiences that celebrate humanity and connect to important social issues. Orchestra Moderne NYC promotes inclusive opportunities for all composers and performers, including women and minorities.
By performing and premiering compositions by a wide range of composers in film, television, video game, and concert genres, Orchestra Moderne NYC resonates with diverse audiences and reconnects music lovers to the thrill of hearing live orchestral music that is relevant and relatable.
Conductor Amy Andersson is known most recently as founder and Music Director of Orchestra Moderne NYC, a game-changing new ensemble in New York City that recently made their successful debut at Carnegie Hall on October 7, 2017. Appearances on Late Show with Stephen Colbert, CBS Morning News, CBS Evening News, and press coverage in the Wall Street Journal have led music critic Norman Lebrecht to call her "America's most-watched Symphony Orchestra Conductor.
Ms. Andersson was most recently appointed adjunct Professor of Conducting at Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema/Brooklyn College in 2019. In season 2017-2018, Ms. Andersson became music director of the new American opera project "A Most Dangerous Man" by composer/lyricist Greg Pliska and librettist/ director Charles Morey, and conducted Classic FM Radio Orchestra of Bulgaria in the world premiere of the video game concert, The World of Video Game Music in Sofia, which featured the music from World of Warcraft, Everybody's Gone to the Rapture, Mario:Rabbids Kingdom Battle, Prince of Persia, Gears of War, Assassin's Creed Rogue, Call of Duty, Victor Vran, Lord of the Rings Online, Divinity: Original Sin ll and Fallout 4, among others. In season 2015-2017 Ms. Andersson was music director of the world tour of the video game concert The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses, and in 2014 toured with the video game show Replay: Symphony of Heroes.
Ms. Andersson has toured internationally to twenty countries conducting operatic, symphonic, and video game repertoire. Named by British music critic Norman Lebrecht as "America's most watched Symphony Orchestra Conductor," Ms. Andersson is known for her dynamic and moving performances. She most recently made guest appearances with the St. Louis Symphony, Houston Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Oregon Symphony, Rochester Philharmonic, Colorado Symphony, Honolulu Symphony, San Diego Symphony, Florida Orchestra, Spanish Philharmonic, National Orchestra of Mexico, Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, Spanish National Youth Orchestra (JONDE), Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra, Junge Deutsche Philharmonie, Bundes Jugend Orchestra, Niederrheinische Symphoniker, LOH Orchestra Sonderhausen, Berliner Symphoniker, Giessen Philharmonic, Aalborg Symphony Orchestra, Macedonian Philharmonic, Jeunesses Musicales Deutschland, Les Musicales du Trophee (France), and the Colorado Music Festival, as well as orchestras in Switzerland, Belgium, Netherlands, Italy, and Ireland. She has lead opera productions in Germany at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein, National Theater of Mannheim, Stadttheatre Aachen, Weikersheim Opera Festival, Rheinsberg Chamber Opera, Schlosstheater Schwetzinger and the Colorado Light Opera. In 2014 Ms. Andersson toured with the video game show Replay; Symphony of Heroes and was Music Director from 2015-2017 for the internationally-celebrated tour of The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses.
Ms. Andersson is dedicated to teaching young conductors and musicians, and has held the posts of Professor of Conducting at the esteemed Berlin University of Arts, and Music Director of the CPE Bach Gymnasium Orchestra, Berlin, Germany. She is also committed to nurturing the careers of rising, young opera singers, and led three seasons at the Weikersheim International Opera Festival (Germany), as well as a five week international concert tour with the Jeunesses Musicales (World Youth Orchestra) to Germany, and the war torn countries of Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Macedonia, Croatia, and Slovenia.
Ms. Andersson received her BMA from the University of Michigan, received a MM in conducting from the Mannes School of Music at the New School, and was awarded a conducting Fellowship to the Aspen Music School. Her teachers have included Paul Vermel, Gustav Meier, Murray Sidlin, David Zinman, and the late Yakov Kreizberg.
Ms. Andersson made her Carnegie Hall debut as both producer and music director of Orchestra Moderne NYC, premiering a program which focused on the theme of immigration. Ms. Andersson has duo citizenship in both Austria and the US.
Hear Orchestra Moderne NYC debut the world premiere of Women Warriors: The Voices of Change, coming fall 2019 to New York City. A team of Hollywood female film composers and documentary creator Amy Andersson have joined forces to produce a social justice concert experience. With thrilling live-to-screen visuals and a full symphony orchestra, this is unique experience is not to be missed! Presenting 800 years of women ﬁghting for human rights and equality, this world premiere 80-minute interactive symphonic experience features historical visuals of activists from past to present day, powerful in it's social and cultural relevancy.