New Hampshire native Andrew Malloy attended University of Massachusetts, where he graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor of music education degree; he continued his education at The Juilliard School, where he received a master of music in Performance. After living and working in new York City, Malloy moved to Los Angeles, where he established himself as an active freelance musician and has lived for over thirty years.
He performs as a regular member of the Pasadena, Santa Barbara and New West Symphonies and the Crown City Brass Quintet, and works with most of the leading musical organizations in the Los Angeles area, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, LA Opera, the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, the Long Beach Symphony and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. His out-of-town appearances include his longtime association with the San Luis Obispo Festival Mozaic, brass quintet performances in Austin TX, the Martha’s Vineyard Chamber Music Festival, and guest artist at the Eastern Trombone Workshop in Washington DC, where he presented a solo recital and appeared as soloist with the U.S. Army Band (Pershing’s own). In addition to solo recitals Malloy appeared as soloist this year with the CSUN Wind Symphony and the Beach Cities Symphony. He teaches trombone at California State University, Northridge, and Pepperdine University, and has an active private studio.
He commissioned and premiered Sonata for Trombone and Piano by Stanley Friedman, Fantasy by Lincoln Hanks and Dozeandeeze by Jim Self. He has completed work on a solo album, BEST OF FRIENDS, including these new works and other works by Jack Hayes, John Stevens and Robert Marsteller never published or recorded.
In the recording field, Mr. Malloy plays regularly for many well known film composers and has played on hundreds of film soundtracks.
In December, 2007 a new CD Carols From the Bells produced with Bill Reichenbach and Ken Kugler was released. This album is a collection of Christmas carols arranged by Bill Reichenbach, recorded by Kugler and performed by trombonists in LA including top studio players and members of the LA Philharmonic. All profits from this project benefit the Hearts of Music Fund, a non profit created to aid musicians and their families with health emergencies. Please visit the events section of the site for any upcoming solo performances.
Recently completed commissions include a work by Steven J. Williams called Three Favorite Poems. Each poem is performed as a reading with a piano underscore which uses material from the pieces written for trombone and piano based on each of the three poems. The poems are: Ozymandias by Percy Bysshe Shelley, Not Waving But Drowning by Stevie Smith and The Mower’s Song by Andrew Marvel.
The next commission by Damian Montano, Four plus One, is a trombone feature or solo within a group with an instrumentation of two trumpets, horn, trombone and tuba was premiered Monday, October 4 in Raitt Recital Hall at Pepperdine University. Gernot Wolfgang’s commission, Leaps and Bounds, for trombone and piano was completed and premiered in late February, 2011. Bill Cunliffe and I have started conversations on a new solo piece.
This year will mark the production and release of a second solo CD consisting entirely of works for trombone commissioned by Malloy. The CD, PAPER CLIPS was recorded in Boston, MA in March with pianist Karolina Rojan and will be released by Parma Recordings on their Navona label, distributed by Naxos in August, 2012. This album is a double CD consisting entirely of works he commissioned from Adrienne Albert, Jason Barabba, Nick Lane, John Steinmetz, Steven Williams, Gernot Wolfgang and Stephen Yip.