As one of America’s most promising young conductors, Andrew Grams has appeared with many of the great orchestras of the world including Philadelphia, Chicago Symphony, St. Louis Symphony, and National Symphony Orchestra of Washington D.C. in America, as well as Montreal Symphony, Orchestre National de Lyon, City of Birmingham Symphony, Melbourne Symphony, Orchestra of Santa Cecilia Rome, to name a few.
A protege of Franz Welser-Möst, Grams was Assistant Conductor of Cleveland Orchestra from 2004 to 2007. In addition to subscription concerts, he also led programs with the orchestra at the Blossom Music Center.
In season 2012-13, Grams takes on major débuts with Orchestre National de France in Paris and Toronto Symphony, and returns to Seoul Philharmonic, Detroit, Vancouver and New Zealand symphonies, among many others. 2011-12 season saw débuts with BBC Scottish Symphony, Oslo Philharmonic, Netherlands Philharmonic (Amsterdam) and Sydney Symphony. Season 2010-11 highlights include débuts with BBC Symphony, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic, Orchestra of the Beethovenhalle Bonn, as well as returns to Hamburg Symphony and a Concertgebouw Hall appearance with Residentie Orchestra of The Hague.
In 2002, Grams was appointed assistant conductor of Reading Symphony in Pennsylvania. In summer 2003, he studied with Zinman, Sidlin and Michael Stern at the conducting academy of Aspen Music Festival. He received a degree in violin performance from Juilliard School, and a conducting degree from Curtis Institute of Music. Also an accomplished violinist, Grams was a member of New York City Ballet Orchestra at Lincoln Center from 1998 to 2004, serving as acting associate principal second violin in 2002 and 2004.