The Juilliard School - M.M.
The University of Wisconsin - D.M.A.
Praised as “an artist with an already expanding reputation and great future” by The Well-Tempered Ear, cellist Andrew Briggs is a world traveler. Recent performances include recitals in Maastricht, Netherlands and Fontainebleau, France; chamber music performances with principal cellist Gregor Horsch of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (Amsterdam, NL); recital performances in Paul Hall, NYC; with Axiom Contemporary Ensemble in Alice Tully Hall, NYC; and collaborations with the Ensemble Calliopée (Paris, FR). Past season highlights include performances of the Dvořák Cello Concerto with the Middleton Community Orchestra, performances with the Juilliard Chamber Orchestra as a principal cellist, Carnegie Hall concerts with the New York String Orchestra Seminar, performing as a section cellist of the Colorado Symphony, principal cellist of the Crested Butte Music Festival, and as a guest artist on recital series in Chicago, New York City, and Denver.
Completing his Masters Degree at The Juilliard School, Andrew graduated from the University of Wisconsin with his doctoral project, ``Piatti and the Body: An Integrative Approach to Learning the 12 Caprices, Op. 25,``on youtube. Last season, Andrew was a recipient of the Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarship from the Fondation des États-Unis in Paris, France, where he studied and performed works of Duport, Debussy, and Poulenc. He is currently a resident artist at the Cité International des Arts in Paris for the year 2019 – 2020, performing the complete works of Beethoven for cello and piano with pianist Ed Liddall.
Andrew has an extensive background in teaching, receiving teaching fellowships at the Juilliard School and teaching and performing as an artist-in-residence at the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh. Currently, Andrew teaches privately and in local conservatoires in Paris where he is based. He is comfortable teaching all levels and ages, including young beginners to advanced high school and college students to the adult amateur. Andrew's approach is based in a strong foundation of classical cello technique informed by body awareness with his experience in the Feldenkrais technique. He is ready to help each student meet their goals, whether it's getting ready for an audition or to enjoy time playing the cello.