Bassist Andrew Keller joined the Utah Symphony as the newest member of its double bass section in September 2020. Prior to his time in Utah, he performed with the Lyric Opera of Chicago for two seasons and was Assistant Principal bass with the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra. He completed his Bachelor’s degree at Indiana University under the instruction of Lawrence Hurst and Kurt Muroki, and obtained his Master’s degree from Rice University where he studied with Timothy Pitts.
Andrew has performed with the Milwaukee Symphony, the Midsummers’ Music Festival in Door County, WI, the Lakes Area Music Festival of Brainerd, MN, and on various other projects in Salt Lake City and the Chicago area. In May 2018 he was selected as a Global Academy fellow with the New York Philharmonic, and subsequently performed with the orchestra in subscription concerts during that month. While a student at Rice, he was active as a performer with various groups in Houston, such as the KINETIC conductorless ensemble and the Hear and Now contemporary ensemble. Additionally, he has performed on multiple occasions with the New World Symphony in Miami Beach, FL.
Andrew was a member of the Verbier Festival Orchestra for 2 summers and is a 3-time fellowship recipient of the Aspen Music Festival, where he performed with the Aspen Festival Orchestra and the Aspen Chamber Symphony. During his studies at Indiana he participated in a tour to Seoul, South Korea with the IU Chamber Orchestra. A few of his additional influences and teachers include Paul Ellison, Bruce Bransby, Leigh Mesh, and Al Laszlo.
In his free time Andrew enjoys tennis, mountain climbing, biking, listening to audiobooks, and discovering new restaurants and breweries whenever time allows.