Named the Yale School of Music 2019 Distinguished Teaching Artist of the Year, American oboist Hassan Anderson is a soloist, chamber musician, conductor, and teacher.
Noted for his clarity of tone, range of colors, and energetic stage presence, Mr. Anderson was the oboist of the acclaimed innovative New York-based chamber music ensemble SHUFFLE Concert (Ensemble Mélange), a position he has held from 2011-2018. With the ensemble, Mr. Anderson toured Israel three times, performed on series throughout the US and Canada, including the Duplex, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, the Rose Studio at Lincoln Center, New York’s Rhinebeck Chamber Music Society Series, Los Angeles’s L’Ermitage Concert Series, Pennsylvania’s Lancaster Performing Arts Center, and Pepperdine University Center for the Arts in California, as well as at such distinguished summer festivals as Cooperstown Music Festival, Buck Hill Skytop Music Festival, Canada’s Chamberfest Ottawa, to name a few.
Mr. Anderson has recorded an album of works by various artists, including Schumann, Gershwin, Avner Dorman (world premiere), and Jonathan Keren (world premiere) with SHUFFLE Concert (in-house label, October 2013). He is also featured on “Unremembered,” a song cycle by Sarah Kirkland Snider (New Amsterdam Records, September 2015). Mr. Anderson’s newest release (New Focus Recordings, March 2020) is a world-premiere recording with the East Coast Contemporary Ensemble of John Alyward’s “Angelus.”
A popular collaborator, amongst his numerous guest appearances with distinguished ensembles, are performances with the New York Philharmonic, American Ballet Theater, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, the Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players, East Coast Contemporary Ensemble (ecce), and The Harlem Chamber Players.
Equally adept in the classical and jazz genres, and dedicated to the next generation of musicians, Mr. Anderson regularly schedules teaching opportunities around his performances. He has served as a teaching artist for Carnegie Hall (Weill Music Institute), The Little Orchestra Society in New York City and Jazz House Kids, the only community arts organization in New Jersey exclusively dedicated to educating children through jazz. Mr. Anderson has also served on the faculties of The Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music, and the Harlem School of the Arts.
As a conductor, Mr. Anderson has led a wide range of ensembles, including The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, The University Orchestra of the City University of New Jersey, and numerous choral and smaller orchestral groups on both the East and West Coast. From 2014-2021, Mr. Anderson has served as the conductor of the Juilliard School Music Advancement Chorus.
Currently, Mr. Anderson is the Co-Artistic Director of The East Coast Contemporary Ensemble (ecce) and was recently named (Spring 2021) Assistant Professor of Oboe and Coordinator of Teaching Artistry at the University of South Carolina.
To learn more about Mr. Anderson please visit hassananderson.com