Cellist Andrew Hayhurst holds Bachelor’s degrees in Cello Performance and Performing Arts Technology from the University of Michigan where he received a full merit scholarship and graduated with highest honors. He earned his Master of Music in 2013 from the Yale School of Music.
After graduating from Yale, Mr. Hayhurst performed regularly with the Los Angeles Opera and Los Angeles Philharmonic, including their 2015 Asia tour with Gustavo Dudamel. He also recorded in many of Hollywood’s major studios and was the Associate Principal Cello of the San Bernardino Symphony.
As a chamber musician Mr. Hayhurst has collaborated with members of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and he has been coached by members of the Tokyo, Juilliard, Concord and Emerson Quartets. While at the University of Michigan he formed a piano trio that won the Midwest and Michigan MTNA Chamber Music Competitions in 2010. He has participated in the Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival, the Geneva Music Festival and the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival.
Mr. Hayhurst has performed over National Public Radio and on Los Angeles's KMozart. He has been awarded scholarships from the Colburn School of Performing Arts and the Santa Barbara Fé Bland Foundation. His primary teachers have been Richard Aaron, Robert deMaine, Aldo Parisot, and Richard Naill.
Andrew Hayhurst joined the San Diego Symphony Orchestra in 2015.