image description

Andy Bhasin

  • Degrees and StudiesB.A., New York University; M.M., Hartt School; D.M.A. Stony Brook University; M.A. Hunter College
  • Music Conservatory of WestchesterFaculty since 2018
Born in: Summit, New Jersey

Performances and Distinctions: Violinist Andy Bhasin’s solo and chamber music performances have taken him around the United States, Europe, Central and South America. As a chamber musician, Andy has collaborated with Wolfram Koessel, Rita Porfiris, as well as members of the Emerson and Chiara String Quartets. He has been coached by the Boromeo, Brentano, St. Lawrence, Miami, Pacifica, and Takacs String Quartets. He has performed in the Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra, the New World Symphony, and played under the baton of Carl St. Clair, David Robertson and John Williams. He has been a featured performer at numerous festivals including Music Academy of the West, the Festival Eleazar de Carvalho in Fortaleza, Brazil and II Festival Internacional de Musica Erudita de Piracicaba in Piracicaba, Brazil. Andy has performed in prestigious venues such as the Gasteig in Munich, Germany, Merkin Concert Hall at the Kaufman Music Center in New York City, and debuted Carnegie Hall as a prizewinner of the American Protege International Concerto Competition. His playing was recently featured in Daniel Nearing’s 2014 feature film, Hogtown.

Andy studied under Roland and Almita Vamos at Northwestern University. He earned his Bachelor’s degree from New York University and a Master’s degree at the Hartt School as a student of Anton Miller. He was was granted a Doctor of Musical Arts degree under Soovin Kim while studying conducting under Timothy Long at Stony Brook University. Most recently, Andy was granted a Master's degree in Music Education from Hunter College.

Statement of Teaching Philosophy: "I believe the central foundations of a strong music education is cultivating artistic expression through the development and sharing of unique musical ideas in performance. To achieve this, I build self-awareness of the learning process in my students and equip them with effective practice strategies to help them affect meaningful change in their playing. In addition, I believe in fostering an environment where there is a balance of joy and learning so that my students enjoy not only what they learn, but also the process of learning."