Andy Reiner, an award-winning fiddler, composer and educator, began playing at age five with the Reiner Family Band. He has since developed his own style featuring creative, rhythmic melodies, and thoughtful fusing of world styles. Earning a BM in Violin Performance from Berklee College of Music in Boston launched Andy into a flurry of touring and teaching around the globe - including Heavy Metal with Devil in the Kitchen, Folk/Hip-Hop with FiddleFoxx, Swedish/Appalachian with Blue Moose and the Unbuttoned Zippers, Electronic/Celtic with Firecloud, and Bluegrass with The Earth Stringband, which toured Southeast Asia on the 2011 American Music Abroad tour for the US Department of State. Andy currently tours both as a solo artist and with groups Half Pelican (featured in the soundtrack to the Emmy-nominated Netflix series, "Godless"), Darol Anger and the Furies, and Whitewater Ramble.
Andy’s compositions for string orchestra have been performed by the Berklee World Strings at the Kennedy Center, the Berklee Performance Center, and national ASTA conventions. Two of his original pieces have been published by national music publishers - "Loonacy" on Wingert-Jones and "Blue Sky Basin" on Grand Mesa Music. His tune "The Dissent" was the 2017 winner of the NeASTA Fiddle Tune Contest. Andy teaches students and leads teacher trainings in fiddle styles, improvisation, composition and rhythm fiddling at universities, public schools, privately, and at music camps across the US.
Many of Andy's string orchestra works, fiddle tunes and songs are influenced by mountains and nature. Also known as the "Skiing Fiddler," Andy skis every month of the year and has skied while playing the fiddle top to bottom on double black diamond runs at Silverton, CO and Mt. Baker, WA. He plays his fiddle on 14,000' mountain summits with his fiancée and musical partner, cellist Dr. Joy Adams, of Half Pelican.