Andrew Tholl is a violinist and composer from Phoenix, Arizona. As a soloist and chamber musician he is dedicated to the performance of new music as well as the collaborative process between composer and performer. Andrew is a member of the ensembles TempWerks, wildUp, and the formalist quartet, which he co-founded in 2006. Compositionally, his interest lies in the exploration of the passage of time, the physicality of making music, noise, nostalgia, memory, and the merging of diverse musical styles. Both his performances and compositions have been heard across the United States and Europe. He holds degrees from Arizona State University, the University of Michigan, and the California Institute of the Arts. Additionally, he maintains a second musical life as a drummer and improviser having played with the bands Paper Tiger Trio and The Teeth. He is currently pursuing a D.M.A in composition and performance at the California Institute of the Arts. Andrew lives in Los Angeles where he is involved with music for concert halls, art galleries, films, puppet shows, bars, garages, bedrooms, and coat closets.