ANDREW LOWY joined the Los Angeles Philharmonic as Second/E-flat Clarinet in 2014, having previously served for four seasons as Principal Clarinet of the North Carolina Symphony, a position he was awarded at the age of 22 while pursuing graduate studies at the USC Thornton School of Music. While a member of the North Carolina Symphony, Andrew was featured frequently as a soloist, playing works of Debussy, Mozart, Weber, and Derek Bermel. Other concerto engagements include performances with the Queens Symphony Orchestra and the Yonkers Philharmonic.
Originally from Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, Andrew attended the Manhattan School of Music Precollege Division while in high school and completed his bachelor's degree at Harvard College, where he studied music and linguistics. Also active as a recitalist, chamber musician, and teacher, Andrew has presented masterclasses at the major schools of music in North Carolina and performed on concert series throughout the state. His primary teachers were Yehuda Gilad, Larry Guy, and Tom Martin.