Andrei Gorchov Bio
A native of Marin County, Andrei Gorchov has been deeply active in the Bay Area music scene for the past 30 years. Beginning his musical studies at age 8 on flute, he attended San Francisco State University where he earned a Bachelor of Music Degree in Flute Performance. As a flutist he has performed as a soloist and orchestral musician with the Marin Symphony, the San Francisco State Symphony, and the Marin Symphony and Oakland Symphony Youth Orchestras. Upon graduating, he studied orchestral conducting with Michael Morgan of the Oakland East Bay Symphony and choral conducting with Jan Pedersen Schiff of Choral Singers of Marin. While at SFSU, Andrei had the privilege to study ear training and musicianship with Professor David Xiques, certified Kodály specialist, choral conductor, and author of Solfège and Sonority.
With a primary focus on youth and education, Andrei Gorchov has been the Associate Conductor and Manager of the Marin Symphony Youth Programs for over 10 years which hosts 3 orchestras and over 180 young musicians. He also holds a large private flute teaching studio with over 40 students. As a conductor and teacher, Andrei has taught choral classes and ensembles at Redwood High School, Singers Marin: Les Etoiles, Wings of Song, and A Joyful Sound and was a founder of the men’s vocal group Harmonium. He has toured with choirs and orchestras to Italy, Greece, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, British Columbia, and is looking forward to a tour of Vienna, Prague and Budapest in the summer of 2019.
Andrei lives at home in Marin County and in his spare time enjoys dancing, gardening, boating, and spending time with his wife Amy and their new son, Matthew.