About Us: Meet the Musicians
The Mr. and Mrs. J. Christopher Walker, II Chair
Andrew Lowy is the principal clarinetist of the North Carolina Symphony, having been appointed to the position in 2010 at the age of 22 while a graduate student at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music. He previously completed his bachelor's degree at Harvard College, where he studied music and linguistics. In 2012, Andrew made his solo debut with the North Carolina Symphony, performing works of Debussy and Weber. Besides his work with the Symphony, Andrew has been an active chamber musician in the Triangle, performing with the Mallarmé Chamber Players and appearing on the Manning Chamber Music Series at William Peace University.
Before joining the North Carolina Symphony, Andrew performed with the New World Symphony and held summer fellowships at the Tanglewood Music Center and Music Academy of the West. Originally from Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, he attended the Manhattan School of Music Precollege Division while in high school, and has appeared as a soloist with several orchestras in the area, including the Queens Symphony Orchestra and the Yonkers Philharmonic. His primary teachers have been Yehuda Gilad, Larry Guy, and Tom Martin.