D. Andrew Stewart has been working in the field of music composition since 1994. Stewart is a composer, trained pianist, clarinettist and music theorist, as well as digital musical instrumentalist.
His educational background includes his time at the Institute of Sonology in The Hague, Holland. While in The Netherlands, he completed post-graduate studies in composition with Louis Andriessen and Martijn Padding and also trained in electroacousitcs with Gilius van Bergeijk, Clarence Barlow and Paul Berg. Andrew also holds degrees in music from Wilfrid Laurier University (B.Mus, advisor: Glenn Buhr), The University of British Columbia (M.Mus, advisor: Keith Hamel) and McGill University (D.Mus, advisors: John Rea and Sean Ferguson).
Andrew Stewart’s music has been featured in countries such as: The Netherlands, The United States, Germany, France, Mexico, Austria, Italy and his home-country of Canada. His music has been played by: l’Ensemble contremporain de Montreal, the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Esprit Orchestra, Penderecki Quartet, Canadian Composers’ Orchestra, Toronto New Music Concerts, musikFabrik, orkest de ereprijs, het Malle Symen Quartet, Ensamble 3 and ROSA Ensemble.
Andrew’s residencies include: the Casalmaggiore International Festival, Italy; the composers’ course in Radziejowicach, Poland (ISCM); the Tanglewood Music Center’s summer session; R. Murray Schafer’s AND WOLF SHALL INHERIT THE MOON, in which he participated annually for ten years.
D. Andrew Stewart is a post-doc researcher at matralab.