If you're coming to the Artisans Cup in September, do reserve Saturday night, the 26th. Andrew Robson is studying flute in a masters program at the Yale School of Music. Also a bonsai aficionado and writer of the blog the Bonsai Herald, Andrew has donated his time and musical artistry in a benefit concert for the Portland Bonsai Village. We're thrilled he's going to play for us!

To reserve a ticket to this benefit concert, please go to our Indiegogo campaign and choose the 'Flute Concert' perk. Look forward to seeing you there-

Flute concert tickets

More about Andrew:

St. Louis native Andrew Robson is an emerging flutist and teacher. Andrew is currently pursuing graduate studies at the Yale School of Music with Ransom Wilson, and has previously studied with Mark Sparks, Jennifer Nitchman, and Julianna Moore. Andrew was the recent winner of the St. Louis National Society of Arts and Letters Woodwind Competition, and was named a Presser Scholar by the department of music at Truman State University.

Andrew currently performs as a flutist with the Yale Philharmonia, and has been privileged to play for some of today's great conductors such as Valery Gergiev, Peter Oundjian, Ward Stare, John Adams, and Shinik Hahm. As an advocate for new music, Andrew has worked with composers such as John Adams, Chris Theofanidis, David Lang, Katherine Hoover, Bryce Dessner, and Jesse Limbacher.

An enthusiastic teacher, Andrew is currently a Teaching Artist for Yale's Music in the Schools Initiative and teaches lessons to undergraduate students at Yale University. Andrew has also published with the National Flute Association's publication, The Flutist Quarterly.

Andrew plays on a flute made by the Wm. S. Haynes Flute Company in Boston. In his spare time, Andrew enjoys being outside and working on his bonsai trees.