Andrew Watts’ works, from chamber and symphonic music to multimedia and electro-acoustic, are actively performed throughout the US and Europe. His compositions have been premiered at world-renowned venues such as Ravinia, the MFA Boston, Jordan Hall, and the Holywell Music Room. This past year, Mr. Watts has written for top musicians and ensembles including Tony Arnold, Séverine Ballon, Radical 2, and the Los Angeles Percussion Quartet.
He is currently a doctoral candidate at Stanford studying with Brian Ferneyhough and working towards a DMA in Composition. Mr. Watts received his master's with distinction from Oxford and his bachelor's with academic honors from the New England Conservatory. His primary teachers have been Robert Saxton at Oxford, Kati Agócs at NEC, as well as Aaron Einbond, Stratis Minakakis, and Michael Gandolfi independently. In addition to a liberal arts education at IU’s Hutton Honors College, he has also taken economics and literature classes at Brown.
This past summer Mr. Watts attended the Internationales Musikinstitut Darmstadt and Composit Festival. In previous years he also participated in the Biennial Ostrava Days Institute, highSCORE Festival, Wellesley Composers Conference, Etchings Festival, Fresh Inc. Festival, New Music on the Point, and the Atlantic Music Festival.