Principal Trumpet, Toronto Symphony Orchestra
Andrew McCandless was appointed Principal Trumpet of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra in 1999 and has established himself as a prominent brass player in the orchestral world. Since his first professional position at the age of 20 with the Savannah Symphony, Andrew has also held the position of Principal Trumpet with many notable orchestras including the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and Dallas Symphony Orchestra, as well as the Sun Valley Summer Symphony in which he still performs today.
Andrew began playing the trumpet at the age of nine while studying at the Youth Performing Arts School in his native Louisville, Kentucky. He continued his studies at Boston University and the Eastman School of Music. Andrew is on faculty at The Royal Conservatory, teaches privately, and has given masterclasses throughout North America including at the Eastman School of Music, University of Calgary, University of Toronto, and Northwestern University.
Andrew is a Yamaha performing artist.