Andrew Karr

Andrew Karr,Adjunct Instructor of French Horn at the University of South Florida , is a member of the USF Faculty Brass Quintet. He was appointed co-principal horn of the Florida West Coast Symphony in October 2007, after performing as second horn in that orchestra since 2004. Prior to that, he was principal horn of the Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra and the Shanghai Broadcasting Symphony Orchestra, the only non-Chinese musician in these orchestras for most of his tenure. Karr started playing piano at the age of five, adding horn when he was nine. He was notable on both instruments at an early age. He earned numerous awards including top prize in the New World Symphony concerto competition, finalist in the Philadelphia Orchestra’s Greenfield Competition, a Harvard Music Society scholarship grant, and special recognition for performances and classes he taught in the Republic of Moldova.

When he joined the New World Symphony, a professional training orchestra in Miami, Florida, her studied conducting privately with San Francisco Symphony music director Michael Tilson Thomas. He has performed as a soloist or principal horn in over twenty different countries on four continents, with orchestras in some of the most well-respected venues in the world, including the Berlin Philharmonie and the Amsterdam Concergebouw.

Locally, Karr has performed with the Southwest Florida Symphony, the Orlando Philharmonic, and Opera Tampa. He plays regularly with the Colorado Music Festival and the Colorado Chamber Orchestra, studies a variety of languages, practices kung fu, and sings in amateur choruses.

Karr attended the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia.

Our People

Music Director, Peter Oundjian

The Orchestra

Our Staff

Our Board of Directors

See Our Season

General Info

About the Festival

Employment

Press

Contact Us

Stories & News

Newsletter Signup

Plan Your Festival Experience

Know Before You Go

Get the basics about getting to the Festival, finding parking, accessibility info, and more.

While You’re Here

Learn more about the on-site experience at Chautauqua Auditorium, including your options for pre-concert dining.

Visiting Boulder

The Festival performs in beautiful Boulder, Colorado — a breathtaking location full of nature, culture, cuisine, art, and more.

Learn About Our Educational Programs

 

Festival Fellows

Meet the Festival Fellows: eight aspiring professional musicians who receive coaching and performance opportunities through the Festival and its guest artists.

Center for Musical Arts

This excellent community music school is also the educational arm of our organization.

Your Gift Makes the Difference

Thank you for helping us to keep the music playing.