Anne Sophie Andersen

violin, composition

Both an accomplished violinist and composer, Anne Sophie Andersen is an unusually diverse artist seeking to explore music from a variety of angles. One of her greatest passions is performing and promoting contemporary music, and she has collaborated with several composers in the US as well as her native region of Scandinavia.

Ms. Andersen’s compositions include orchestral, ensemble and solo pieces for a variety of instruments, as well as works with live electronics. She has written, performed and lectured on works by Schubert, Carter and Grisey and was invited to speak at the 2015 TEDxSBU conference. The 2015-2016 season includes performances of her music in Ecuador, Georgia, Virginia, New York city, San Diego and Sydney.

Anne Sophie Andersen has appeared as a soloist with the Malmö Symphony Orchestra, the symphony of the Royal Academy, Aarhus, the Malmö New Chamber Orchestra and the Øresund Chamber Orchestra and recorded for the Swedish label CY contemporary.

As a chamber musician, she has worked with members of many of the world’s most outstanding ensembles, such as the Cleveland Quartet, the Alban Berg quartet and the Emerson Quartet, whose members she collaborates with frequently. She is an alumna of the Future Music Lab at Atlantic Music Festival (Maine), the Perlman Music Program (New York), the Menuhin Music Academy (Gstaad) and the Carl Flesch Academy (Baden-Baden).

Ms. Andersen holds degrees from New England Conservatory, Malmo Academy of Music and the Royal Academy of Music, Aarhus. She is currently completing the Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in violin and the Master of Arts degree in composition at Stony Brook University, where she has served as undergraduate violin, chamber music and theory faculty. Ms. Andersen is the founder of the Stony Brook Chamber Ensemble.