Andrew Hordes is a composer of modern
piano music. His music has influences of Chopin, Beethoven, Rachmaninoff,
Gershwin, Brahms, Debussy and Tchaikovsky. There are elements of jazz, blues, and tango influenced by Grusin, Emerson and Piazolla. The music is intended to be melodic and accessible to the listener. Each composition paints a musical portrait based upon an inspiration or story.
Dr Hordes has been studying piano since age four and composing since age six with the majority of compositions since age seventeen. He has studied with Valentina Gershgorin in New York City, George Pappastavrou at Syracuse University, American composer Leo Smit (a student of Dimitri Kabalevsky), and electronic music with Dr Franklin Morris (a collaborator with Robert Moog). More recently he attended classes at The New England Conservatory of Music and at Julliard while maintaining a busy schedule as a Cardiac Electrophysiologist. He now resides in the High Country in North Carolina and has completed a Master of fine arts degree in music compostion at the Vermont College of Fine Arts in 2018.
The first CD entitled "Pianoworks" consists of ten original compositions recorded on his 1885 Steinway Model B.
The second CD "Pianoworks II" consists of thirteen compositions including two tangos, preludes, jazz and blues influenced pieces, and a waltz. They are available for purchase on itunes, Amazon and Spotify and various videos can be seen on YouTube.