Nina Ferrigno and Scott Andrews
Praised as "elegant" in the Boston Globe and "extraordinary" by the New York Times, Scott Andrews has been critically acclaimed in solo and chamber music performances across the country. A sought-after collaborative musician, Mr. Andrews has performed with many of today's leading artists, including Jaime Laredo, Robert Mann, Christian Tetzlaff, Kim Kashkashian, and Ursula Oppens. An avid proponent of new music, he has performed with organizations such as Composers in Red Sneakers, the Auros Group for New Music and Boston Musica Viva. Mr. Andrews has appeared as a solo artist with the Ying String Quartet, the Calyx Piano Trio, and the Boston Symphony Chamber Players among many others. As Principal Clarinet of the St. Louis Symphony since 2005, Mr. Andrews has appeared each season as a concerto soloist. Before joining the St. Louis Symphony, Mr. Andrews had been a member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra for 11 years and has also performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Saito Kinen Orchestra. He has lectured and given classes throughout the United States as well as in Europe and Japan. Mr. Andrews was for many years the Woodwind Department Chair at Boston Conservatory and a faculty member of the Tanglewood Music Center in Lenox, Massachusetts. He collaborates regularly with Seiji Ozawa in Japan at the Saito Kinen Festival and as Solo Clarinet of the Mito Chamber Orchestra. Originally from Virginia, Mr. Andrews studied piano and violin before discovering the clarinet, studying with Edward Knakal of Virginia Beach. He attended the Virginia Governor's School for the Arts and also studied at the Interlochen Music Center in Michigan. He graduated with distinction from the New England Conservatory of Music where he was a clarinet student of Harold Wright.
Described by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch as "a magnificent pianist," Nina Ferrigno has appeared in major concert venues throughout North America. She has performed with the St. Louis Symphony, Boston Symphony, Boston Pops, and the Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP), with whom she has been a core member since its inception. Her festival appearances include those at Tanglewood, Banff, Norfolk, the Skaneateles Festival, and the Carolina Chamber Music Festival. Her appearance with members of the St. Louis Symphony at the Pulitzer Foundation was touted as "the high point" of the evening by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Ms. Ferrigno is a graduate of New England Conservatory of Music, where she received Bachelor and Master of Music degrees with distinction. Her principal teachers were Wha Kyung Byun and Randall Hodgkinson. As a long-time member-director of the AUROS Group for New Music and founding member of the Boston-based Calyx Piano Trio, Ms. Ferrigno is committed to bringing classical music to new audiences and strives to commission and perform new works in a variety of settings. Her chamber music recording of Lansing McLoskey’s Tinted was released by Albany Records in 2008.