Clarinetist Andrew Sandwick was recently appointed to the position of Bass
Clarinet/Clarinet of the Boston Symphony Orchestra by Music Director Andris Nelsons.
Prior to his appointment in Boston, Andrew held the same position with the Dallas
Symphony Orchestra from 2018-2022, and the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra from
2015-2018. As an orchestral musician, Andrew has also performed with The Cleveland
Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, San Francisco Opera,
and the orchestras of Modesto (CA), Monterey (CA), Fort Wayne (IN), and the Utah
Festival Opera.

As a teacher, Andrew has given masterclasses at Southern Methodist University,
the University of North Texas, Baylor University, and various high schools throughout
North Texas. Andrew has served on the faculty of the Clarinet Maestro Festival, the
Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra, and the Ruth Asawa School of the Arts in San Francisco.

Andrew’s awards and honors include the Gino B. Cioffi Memorial Prize for
Outstanding Woodwind Performance at the Tanglewood Music Center, Third Prize in the
2015 Vandoren Emerging Artist Competition, and First Prize in the 2012-13 Pasadena
Showcase House Instrumental Competition. During the summers, Andrew has
participated in the Lakes Area Music Festival, Bravo Vail Music Festival, Tanglewood
Music Center, Pacific Music Festival, Aspen Music Festival and School, Sarasota Music
Festival, and the National Repertory Orchestra.

A native of Chicago, IL, Andrew holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the
University of Southern California and was a Master of Music candidate at Rice
University prior to his appointment in San Francisco. Andrew’s principal teachers include
Yehuda Gilad, Richie Hawley, David Howard, Joaquin Valdepeñas, Burt Hara, Susan
Warner, and Barbara Drapcho.