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Bass Clarinet

Andrew Sandwick

Andrew Sandwick official 22-23 portrait


A native of Chicago, clarinetist Andrew Sandwick was appointed the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s bass clarinetist in September 2022, having previously served as bass/utility clarinet of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra since September 2018. Prior to his appointment in Dallas, Sandwick was second/bass clarinet of the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra from 2015-2018. As an orchestral musician, Sandwick has performed with the Cleveland Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, and San Francisco Opera.

Sandwick’s awards and honors include the Gino B. Cioffi Memorial Prize at the 2015 Tanglewood Music Center, third place in the 2015 Vandoren Emerging Artist Competition, and first place in the 2012-13 Pasadena Showhouse Instrumental Competition. During the summers, Sandwick has attended festivals including the Bravo Vail Music Festival, Tanglewood Music Center, Pacific Music Festival, and Aspen Music Festival. Sandwick holds a Bachelor of Music from University of Southern California and was a Master of Music candidate at Rice University prior to his appointment in San Francisco. His principal teachers include Yehuda Gilad, Richie Hawley, and David Howard. Sandwick serves on the clarinet faculty of New England Conservatory and is a Buffet Crampon USA Performing Artist/Clinician.

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