Andrew Moses (b. 1999) is a composer and clarinetist working in Los Angeles and Philadelphia. His compositions have been performed by ensembles such as the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), and the Calder and Mivos Quartets, respectively. Andrew's 2017 performance as part of the Green Umbrella series with the LA Phil. New Music Ensemble of an original composition for clarinet and chamber orchestra, conducted by John Adams, was described as "intricate in its orchestral interaction and coloration..." (San Francisco Classical Voice) and "reaching an audience in a compellingly direct way..." (LA Times), while his clarinet playing was described as "astonishing" (LA Times). Andrew was a Composer Fellow with the Los Angeles Philharmonic 2013-2015, and continued in 2015-2016 as an LA Phil Senior Fellow. His chamber works have been performed in concert by the Argus Quartet as part of the Hear Now Festival of New Music in Los Angeles, by wild Up at the Regent Theater as part of the LA Phil’s "Next on Grand" Festival, by the Mivos Quartet as part of the Valencia International Performance Academy, by the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) at the Ojai Music Festival, as part of the Yellow Barn Young Artists Program in Vermont, at the Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival, and by the Los Angeles Master Chorale and Los Angeles Philharmonic Chamber Ensembles. The LA Phil premiered two short orchestral works of his at Walt Disney Concert Hall in 2014 and 2015, respectively. Andrew has participated in masterclasses with composers such as Kaija Saariaho, Magnus Lindberg, and Louis Andriessen. Past teachers and mentors include Andrew Norman and James Matheson; and he currently holds the Anthony B. Creamer III Fellowship at the Curtis Institute, where he studies with David Ludwig, and where he has, as part of the program, had several orchestral pieces premiered by the Curtis Symphony Orchestra.

— LA Times

As a clarinet student of Dr. Margaret Thornhill, he was a winner of the 2014 Young Musicians Foundation National Debut Concerto Competition, the Beverly Hills National Auditions, the Midland National Young Artist Competition, and the Torrance Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition. He performed, in 2015, a recital at the home of Charles and Susan Avery Fischer as part of iPalpiti Musicales; he has been featured twice on From the Top on NPR; and he's a recipient of From the Top's Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award. Andrew has participated in four seasons of the Yellow Barn Young Artists Program in Vermont (as both composer and clarinetist); and he is a Junior of iPalpiti Artists International. He has been heard three times as part of Sunday’s Live from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), and has appeared as a concerto soloist with several orchestras, performing as concerto soloist in the Walt Disney Concert Hall first at the age of 11. Committed to serving the community through Arts Leadership Initiatives, the California Senate joined in recognizing his contributions to the local arts and presented Andrew with the “Making a Difference Award”.


“virtuoso clarinet artistry... seemed to defy human ability...”
— San Francisco Classical Voice



Curtis Institute of Music - BM: Music Composition – 2016-Present

Anthony B. Creamer III Fellowship

Los Angeles Philharmonic - 2015 - 2017
Nancy and Barry Sanders Senior Composer Fellow

Los Angeles Philharmonic - 2013 - 2015

Composer Fellowship Program: Composer Fellow