Praised by AL.com for his “enchanting solo work,” Andrew Dunn was appointed Assistant Principal Cellist of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra in 2008. Since then, he has become well known to Birmingham audiences for his appearances as a soloist and chamber musician. Excelling in a variety of styles, from classical to jazz, Andrew has collaborated with artists such as Bobby McFerrin, Christopher Rouse, and Placido Domingo; played chamber music with members of the Cleveland and Cavani quartets; and performed with orchestras all over the southern United States, including the Houston, Nashville, and Huntsville Symphonies. As a member of the Nashville Music Scoring orchestra, he has contributed to the soundtracks of dozens of movies, television shows, and video games, working with composers Bear McCreary and Christopher Lennertz among others.
An avid music educator, Andrew maintains a private cello studio at home and has taught for many music schools in the southern region. He has served as Professor of Cello at Jacksonville State University as well as private and group lesson faculty of STEP Birmingham, the Dawson Music Academy, and the Rice University Preparatory Division. Andrew holds a Bachelor of Music from the Cleveland Institute of Music and a Master's of Music degree from Rice University. Influential teachers include Lynn Harrell, Merry Peckham, and Richard Aaron.
When not playing the cello, Andrew enjoys brewing beer, baking bread, and making chocolates.