American violinist ANDREW SORDS has a celebrated career as a soloist on 4 continents and in performances with his trio. Having appeared with nearly 300 orchestras, Sords has been cited for combining visceral virtuosity with a ravishing tone, while international critics endorse Sords as “a fully formed artist” (Kalisz-Poland News), “utterly radiant” (Canada’s Arts Forum), and “exceptionally heartfelt and soulful” (St. Maarten’s Daily Herald). Closer to home, ClevelandClassical.com gushed: “the stunner of the afternoon was a breathless but magnificently controlled performance of Beethoven’s “Kreutzer” sonata, which Sords charged through with giddy aplomb.” Sords’ 2021 début at the Ravinia Festival (with pianist Daniel Overly) was broadcast on Chicago’s WFMT; the duo’s appearance at Mexico’s San Miguel de Allende’s ProMusica Series is available on-demand.
In 2021/22, Andrew Sords opens the Symphony of Southeast Texas’s concert season with Bruch’s “Scottish Fantasy”, returns to the Malone University Concert Series and Québec’s Hudson Chamber Series, makes his début at Palm Springs Concerts, and has a diverse range of recital appearances: Whitehorse Concerts (Yukon Territory); Wooster’s Music on Market Series (Ohio); the Johnstown Concert Society (PA); the St. Cross Music Guild (Los Angeles); and the Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society. Sords continues his unflagging support of LGBT ensembles as soloist with NYC’s Queer Urban Orchestra (Saint-Saëns), reunites with the Carson City Symphony, and closes the Milwaukee Philharmonic’s season (Beethoven concerto). His numerous Canadian appearances will include Québec’s Lakeside Chamber Festival, Guelph’s Concert Series, and a 2023 appearance at the Glenn Gould Concert Hall (Bruch’s “Scottish Fantasy”).