Performances by clarinetist Andy Hudson have been hailed as “a treat for the listener” and praised for “an uncommon singularity of purpose, technical virtuosity, youthful vigor and a mature sensitivity." Based in the Chicago area and active nationally, Andy has performed at the International Clarinet Association ClarinetFest, the World Congress of the International Alliance for Women in Music, and the Bang on a Can Summer Marathon. He has won top honors at the MTNA National Senior Woodwind Competition, the Sewanee Summer Music Festival Concerto Competition, the MTNA Southern Chamber Music Competition, and both the Columbus State University and Northwestern University Concerto Competitions. A frequent soloist, Andy has recently performed the concerti of Weber, Gandolfi, James M. David, Michael Daugherty, and Mozart among others. Several of his performances have been broadcast on WFMT Chicago, including his 2011 performance of Scott McAllister’s “Black Dog” as soloist with the Northwestern University Symphonic Wind Ensemble. A noted interpreter of contemporary music, Andy has premiered and commissioned dozens of works to date and was a presenter at the 2017 New Music Gathering. He has recently performed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra on their MusicNOW series, as well as at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Eastman School of Music, and Constellation Chicago. Andy makes his Carnegie Hall debut in 2017 as a member of the trio F-PLUS, and also performs regularly with The Zafa Collective, earspace, and 10th & Broadway. In 2017, Andy performed across Switzerland and Germany as a member of the Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra under the baton of Matthias Pintscher. Andy holds teaching positions at Lake Forest College and Northwestern University, and each summer joins the Artist-Faculty of the Tennessee Valley Music Festival. He holds degrees from Columbus State University and Northwestern University.
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