Sara Andon, Flutist
Sara Andon is an international soloist and recording artist known for her ravishing tone and deeply engaging musical interpretations. A versatile performer in many music genres including solo, chamber, symphonic, opera, ballet, new music, jazz and Broadway, she has performed all over the world in major concert venues, TV and radio broadcasts, as well as on video game, TV and motion picture soundtracks.
Ms. Andon is a graduate of USC and Yale School of Music and is the Artist Teacher of Flute at the University of Redlands School of Music and the Idyllwild Arts Academy. She has performed near home with orchestras such as the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Pasadena Symphony, San Diego Symphony, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Redlands Symphony and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra.
As a soloist and chamber musician, Ms. Andon has performed throughout the United States, Italy, France, England, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Poland, Spain, Tenerife, Greece, and China, including performances at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Hall (NYC), St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, Auditorio de Tenerife, Tauron Arena Kraków and CBS Sunday Morning. Ms. Andon records frequently with the Hollywood Studio Orchestras and her countless film score recordings include such blockbusters as Disney’s The Jungle Book (2016), Ice Age: Collision Course, Fast Furious 7 & 8, The Wolverine, Tron, Straight Outta Compton, Fences, Rush Hour 3, X-Men: Apocalypse working with composers such as Marco Beltrami, Lalo Schifrin, Brian Tyler, John Debney, John Powell, Rolfe Kent, Christopher Young, John Ottman, Austin Wintory, Mark Isham and Jeff Beal. Andon’s most recent recording work includes Principal Flute on Benjamin Wallfisch’s blockbusters IT and IT: Chapter 2, Jeff Beal’s The Biggest Little Farm as well as Jeff Russo’s Star Trek Discovery and Star Trek Picard. Andon is also heard on the Bruce Broughton and John Debney episodes of Seth MacFarlane’s The Orville.
She is featured regularly on scores for video games in live performances and for recordings, including the Grammy®-nominated Journey, World of Warcraft and League of Legends. Andon has recorded with such varied artists as Placido Domingo; Daft Punk, including their Grammy®-winning album, Random Access Memories; Neil Diamond; Barry Manilow; and Billy Childs. In addition, Andon is a featured soloist on recent Varèse Sarabande recordings.
As a Varèse Sarabande concert soloist, Andon has been featured in a series of international events beginning in 2013, performing the music of iconic composers Alex North, Elmer Bernstein, John Corigliano, John Barry, Georges Delerue, Vince Guaraldi, Henry Mancini and Ennio Morricone, with arrangements for her by the likes of William Ross, Lee Holdridge, Conrad Pope, Michael Kosarin, Austin Wintory and Randy Edelman.
Andon has become an international ambassador for the flute and for film music, premiering her new suite from the live action Beauty and the Beast at the 2017 Krakow Film Music Festival in front of 15,000 people. Also, in 2017 she was a soloist in Lalo Schifrin’s 85th birthday concert, including both Bullitt and the composer’s Jazz Mass in her set. In November of 2018 she performed two concerts with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra to celebrate the Varèse Sarabande 40th Anniversary and, two days later premiered her complete Ennio Morricone recital with pianist Simone Pedroni in Novara, Italy. This recital was also performed in Alagna, Italy in August 2019 and in Tenerife, The Canary Islands September 2019.
Sara Andon is a virtuoso of Hollywood scoring sessions and an international flute soloist with a vast performance repertoire of film music, classical, video games music and jazz classics. Cinema Morricone is her new solo album on Sony Classical. Her performances are available for booking fromRobert Townson Productions.
Lalo Schifrin 85th Birthday Gala
Alex Theatre, Glendale, CA 2017