Andrea Young

Residence: Vancouver, Canada

Andrea Young is a vocal performer of contemporary concert music, and a composer of acoustic and electroacoustic music. In 2001 Andrea Young completed an Undergraduate Degree in both Vocal Performance and Composition from the University of Victoria, BC, Canada. Voice and composition teachers include Susan Young, Christopher Butterfield, and John Celona. Long Term Residencies at the Banff Center of the Arts 2003 and 2004 led to the creation and performance of Azari-Cortège, for orchestra and santur with performer Amir Amiri. Performances of this work were given by Vancouver Symphony Orchestra conductor Bramwell Tovey, and Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra conductor Rosemary Thomson. Andrea Young completed a Masters Degree in Sonology from The Royal Conservatory, The Hague, Netherlands in 2007 with teachers Paul Berg and Kees Tazelaar. Pink Noise by composer Hector Bravo Benard was performed at the Muziekgebouw aan ‘T IJ, Amsterdam, Netherlands, and her electroacoustic composition ‘T Tijnk 2007 was performed at the ZKM Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, Germany. Returning to Canada in 2007 led a Canada Council Grant for the creation of Voice/wire:1, a collection of new works for voice and electronics. The resulting performance was given in Victoria in February 2009. Recently, she has participated in the Composers Kitchen with Quatuor Bozzini, Montréal, and presented a new work for Brief Encounters with the Tomorrow Collective, Vancouver. Andrea Young continues to pursue the collection, creation, and presentation of new compositions that include the use of electronics.