Andy Radford is a Bassoonist, Music Educator and Conductor. He serves as the Principal Bassoon of the Santa Barbara Symphony and the California Philharmonic. He has performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra, Los Angeles Music Center Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Pasadena Symphony, New West Symphony, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and on the Grammy Awards telecast. Besides recording classical works with several of the preceding groups, he has played on over 200 motion picture soundtracks such as Forrest Gump, Back to the Future, The Incredibles, UP, Star Trek Into Darkness, Super 8 and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Musical Theatre performances include over 800 performances of Phantom of the Opera. Since 2004, Radford has been the Music Director of the Santa Barbara Youth Symphony and in that capacity, has led several projects in conjunction with the UCSB School of Music. Radford is the co-founder and Music Director of the Ojai Youth Symphony. He serves as Education Director for the Ojai Music Festival where he coordinates hundreds of education workshops in the local schools each year. At the Festival he produces events for the annual Festival, including pre-concert lectures and the well-know Ojai Talks symposia. He teaches at Westmont College. Mr. Radford attended the California Institute of the Arts and continued his musical education with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestral Training Program, and at several music festivals including the Music Academy of the West, the Aspen Music Festival and the Spoleto Festival.
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