Artistic Advisor

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Andy Icochea Icochea – Image credit: Matthew Lomanno

Andy Icochea Icochea is a multi-faceted musician who regularly appears as an orchestral and opera conductor, choral conductor and accompanist, and whose compositions and arrangements are performed internationally. He has appeared in over 500 concerts in 27 countries and four continents,  in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Suntory Hall,  Wiener Musikverein and Berliner Konzerthaus.  Additionally, he serves as choral clinician and conductor for the World Peace Choir (Vienna and Beijing) and guest clinician for Boston Symphony Orchestra education programs.

Born and raised in Peru, Andy began piano and music theory studies at the age of 7, held his first post as an accompanist at age 14, and started conducting children’s choirs the following year. His professional training began in Peru at the National Conservatory of Music and continued at Westminster Choir College in Princeton, N.J. Later, he studied orchestra, opera and choral conducting at the Vienna Conservatory in Austria.

Andy has collaborated as choral conductor and rehearsal accompanist under Riccardo Muti, Georges Prêtre, Adam Fischer, Franz Welser-Möst, Bertrand de Billy, Bernard Haitink and Charles Dutoit. His choruses have performed with the Vienna Philharmonic, the Vienna Symphony, the Royal Stockholm Symphony Orchestra and the Boston Symphony. He has conducted world premieres of operas in Austria and Italy and served for six years as Kapellmeister with the Vienna Boys Choir.