A multitalented artist, American oboist Hassan Anderson is a soloist, chamber musician, conductor, and teacher. Noted for his clarity of tone, range of colors, and energetic stage presence, Mr. Anderson was the oboist of the acclaimed innovative New York-based chamber music ensemble SHUFFLE Concert (Ensemble Mélange), a position he held from 2011 to 2018. With the ensemble he has toured Israel three times and performed throughout the U.S. and Canada, including at the Duplex, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, the Rose Studio at Lincoln Center, Pennsylvania’s Lancaster Performing Arts Center, and Pepperdine University Center for the Arts in California; in New York’s Rhinebeck Chamber Music Society Series and Los Angeles’s L’Ermitage Concert Series; and at such distinguished summer festivals as Cooperstown Music Festival, Buck Hill Skytop Music Festival, and Canada’s Chamberfest Ottawa.
Mr. Anderson has recorded an album of works by various artists including Schumann, Gershwin, Avner Dorman (world premiere), and Jonathan Keren (world premiere) with SHUFFLE Concert (in-house label, October 2013). He is also featured on Unremembered, a song cycle by Sarah Kirkland Snider (New Amsterdam Records, September 2015).
A popular collaborator, among his numerous guest appearances with distinguished ensembles are performances with the American Ballet Theater, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, the Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players, East Coast Contemporary Ensemble (ECCE), Harlem Chamber Players, and the Juilliard Orchestra.
Equally adept in the classical and jazz genres, and dedicated to the next generation of musicians, Mr. Anderson regularly schedules teaching opportunities around his performances. He has served as a teaching artist for Carnegie Hall and the Little Orchestra Society in New York City, and Jazz House Kids, the only community arts organization in New Jersey exclusively dedicated to educating children through jazz.
As a conductor, Mr. Anderson has led a wide range of ensembles including the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, the University Orchestra of the City University of New Jersey, and numerous choral and smaller orchestral groups on both the East and West Coast. Since 2014, Mr. Anderson has served as the conductor of the Juilliard School Music Advancement Chorus.
Currently, Mr. Anderson serves on the faculty of the Juilliard School (MAP), Manhattan School of Music (Precollege), and Harlem School of the Arts and is Director of Music at Wetherby-Pembridge School.
Manhattan School of Music Precollege Faculty since 2018.