A native of Williamsport, Pennsylvania, Andrew Giordano began playing the violin at the age of five. He is currently a violinist and founding member of the award-winning Altius Quartet. As a member of the quartet, Andrew has won awards and toured internationally in Europe, Asia, and Australia.
Andrew holds a Bachelor of Music in violin performance from Indiana University where he studied with Kathleen Winkler, Federico Agostini, and Koichiro Harada. After graduating from Indiana, he went on to complete his Master of Music degree at SMU under the tutelage of Emanuel Borok. From 2014-2017, Andrew and the Altius Quartet were the Fellowship String Quartet-in-Residence at University of Colorado – Boulder and were mentored by the Takács Quartet. While at CU – Boulder Andrew studied privately with Edward Dusinberre and Károly Schranz of the Takács Quartet, as well as Charles Wetherbee and Harumi Rhodes.
Andrew has performed as a soloist, orchestral, and chamber musician at many respected music festivals including the Aspen Music Festival, National Repertory Orchestra, Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival, and Colorado Music Festival.
In addition to performing, Andrew is a passionate teacher. Now in his fifteenth year of teaching, Andrew has taken several graduate-level pedagogy seminars, as well as the “Every Child Can” and Suzuki Book 1 courses. Andrew teaches privately in many venues throughout the Boulder/Denver area, and teaches sectionals at Fairview High School in Boulder. Additionally, he teaches master classes with the Altius Quartet throughout the United States.
Andrew plays on a 1928 Gaetano Gadda violin, on generous loan from Michael and Cathy Reaves. His bow is made by David Samuels.