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. In 2013, the quartet became the first graduate Ensemble in Residence at Southern Methodist University.
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.
Andrew’s professional career began when he was awarded a position in the first violin section of the Williamsport Symphony Orchestra at the age of 15. Since then he has performed at some of the most respected music festivals including Aspen Music Festival (where he served as principal second violin), National Repertory Orchestra, and the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival. Andrew is currently pursuing an Artist Certificate in String Quartet Performance at the University of Colorado in Boulder, where he and the Altius Quartet are the Fellowship Quartet in Residence and are mentored by the Takács Quartet. In his free time, Andrew enjoys spending time with his cocker spaniel named Bella, as well as obsessively practicing whistling and other strange noises.
Andrew plays on a 2005 Douglas Cox violin.