A native of Fairbanks, Alaska and currently based in Brooklyn, Andie Springer is a violinist specializing in contemporary music. A founder and co-director of new music ensembles TRANSIT and Redshift, Andie is also a member of Hotel Elefant and has performed and recorded with such bands as Redhooker, Arturo en el Barco, Phthia, Pearl and the Beard and The Threefifty Duo. Andie has also had the pleasure of performing with David Byrne, Victoire, Ensemble de Sade, Anti-Social Music, the Wordless Music Orchestra, the Argento Ensemble, and American Opera Projects. She also recently joined the New York City Players in their production and European tour of Richard Maxwell’s theater piece, “Neutral Hero.”
As a soloist, Andie has premiered and commissioned numerous works for violin including “For Andie Springer” by Robert Ashley, “Dandelion” by Mary Kouyoumdjian, “The Warmth of Other Suns,” by Leaha Villareal, "Mixtape for the Summer of 1963" by Matt Marks, and “Stealing an Image,” by Bryan Jacobs. Other artists Andie has worked closely with include Chinary Ung, Anthony Braxton, Robert Rowe, Tristan Perich, Richard Carrick, Jad Abumrad, Daniel Felsenfeld, and Bryan Senti of Found Objects Music Productions.
Recent highlights include learning the mandolin, working with student composers at CalState East Bay, performing with TRANSIT in Anchorage, Alaska, making debuts on music box and clave, and being referred to as “the best joining of human and machine since RoboCop” (I Care If You Listen).
Andie earned her BFA at Carnegie Mellon University with Professor Andres Cardenes, and her MFA at New York University with Professor Arturo Delmoni. She has performed with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the Strings Festival Orchestra in Steamboat Springs, the Orchestra for a New Century and the Fairbanks Symphony Orchestra, and her playing has been broadcast on stations WQED FM, KUAC FM, WBGO FM, WBAI FM and WFMU FM. She enjoys teaching and is currently on the faculty the Larchmont Music Academy.