Andy Carlson

Violin, Musical Artist


Who is Andy Carlson?

Andrew "Andy" Carlson is a notable violinist from the United States.

He began learning traditional fiddle music from his grandfather when he was five. He has won numerous fiddle contests including being named Georgia State Champion Fiddler twice and being named the 2000 Ohio Grand Champion fiddler. His book entitled A Guide to American Fiddling was released by Mel Bay Publishers. As a studio musician and string arranger he has recorded for Warner Bros., Atlantic, Elektra, Geffen, Polydor, and Capricorn and with artists including R.E.M., Nanci Griffith, Billy Bragg, and the Cowboy Junkies. As a soloist Carlson has performed with orchestras such as the Columbus Symphony Orchestra.

Referenced as a 'Demon Fiddler' in a 1998 New York Times Music Review, Carlson received his MM and BMUS from the University of Georgia and his DMA in Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Iowa. He has served as a faculty member at Morehead State University, and he currently serves on the faculty of Denison University. In 2000 Carlson started a Bluegrass program at Denison University and the university now allows music majors to have a concentration in Bluegrass.

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Also known as
  • Carlson, Andy
  • United States of America
  • University of Iowa
  • University of Georgia

on July 23, 2013


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