Andrew Wan was named concertmaster of the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal in 2008. As soloist, he has performed worldwide under conductors such as Vengerov, Petrenko, Labadie, Rizzi, Oundjian, Stern, and DePreist and has appeared in recitals with artists such as the Juilliard String Quartet, Repin, Hamelin, Trifonov, Pressler, Widmann, Ax, Ehnes, and Shaham.
His discography includes Grammy-nominated and Juno award-winning releases with the Seattle Chamber Music Society, the Metropolis Ensemble, and the New Orford String Quartet. In the fall of 2015, he released a live recording of all three Saint-Saëns violin concertos with the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal and Kent Nagano under the Analekta label to wide critical acclaim, garnering an Opus award and an ADISQ nomination.
Mr. Wan graduated from the Juilliard School with three degrees and is currently Assistant Professor of Violin at the Schulich School of Music at McGill University, Artistic Director of the OSM Chamber Soloists, Artistic Director of the Prince Edward County Chamber Music Festival, and was Artistic Partner of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra for the 2017 – 2018 season. He frequently serves as guest concertmaster for the major orchestras of Houston, Pittsburgh, Vancouver, Toronto, and the National Arts Centre, and is a regular performer and faculty member at the Seattle Chamber Music, La Jolla Summerfest, St. Prex, Orford Musique, and Colorado College festivals.
Andrew Wan performs on a 1744 Michel’Angelo Bergonzi violin, and gratefully acknowledges its loan from the David Sela Collection. He also performs on an 1860 Dominique Peccatte bow, graciously loaned by Canimex.