Percussion and World Beat Classes
Andy Blanco enjoys a diverse career performing in concert halls, theaters and studios in New York and around the world. On Broadway Andy has performed with Disney’s The Lion King, Disney’s Tarzan, Fela! and Oprah Winfrey Presents The Color Purple. As an orchestral musician, Mr. Blanco has performed with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, the Detroit Symphony, the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas, the Albany Symphony, the Chattanooga Symphony and the Huntsville Symphony. As a chamber musician andy was a founding member of the Elektra Chamber Players and has collaborated with the percussionists of the New York Philharmonic.
Andy Blanco earned both a Bachelor’s Degree in Classical Percussion and a Master’s Degree in Orchestral Performance from the Manhattan School of Music, where he attended on scholarship and received the Pablo Casals Award in 2004. He can be heard on the first released recording of Thomas Pasatieri’s opera The Seagull, The Met Brass Waltzes, Songs & Festive Scenes, Broadway’s Greatest Gifts: Carols for a Cure 2007 and The Sometime Boys Any Day Now. He has recorded for the PBS TV Special “Heavenly Voices” and the soundtrack for the film Interior Design by Michel Gondry. Andy is an artist endorser for Pearl Corporation and Adams Musical Instruments, Paiste and Innovative Percussion.
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