Andrew Haig (b. 1986) is an American composer, born and raised in Massachusetts. He pursued private study in composition with Dr. James E. Jordan, Jr., after which he joined the Marine Corps, serving as a French horn player, arranger, composer, and conductor, as well as teaching hand-to-hand combat to Marines.
After 8 years of military service, Andrew returned home to Massachusetts, beginning his formal composition education and independent studies in conducting at the New England Conservatory in Boston, MA. He is now based at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz, in Cologne, Germany, where he lives with his partner soprano Sophia Burgos, and studies with Markus Hechtle. His primary mentors include Christopher Austin, Davide Ianni, Wolfgang Rihm, and Pierluigi Billone.
His music was featured this year by musikfabrik in Cologne, as well as at the Tanglewood Music Festival where he was a Composition Fellow, and in performances throughout Europe. He is also developing a new work for soprano and ensemble, thanks to a commission from Ensemble Intercontemporain in Paris, France.
In addition to his musical efforts, Andrew has been an avid rugby player and supporter during his 10-year playing career, and has been awarded several certifications, including the National Academy of Sports Medicine, as a personal trainer.