Bassist, arranger, and educator Andrew Roitstein has developed a multifaceted career performing, producing interactive educational concerts, and designing innovative music programs that have reached young people throughout the world.

A founding member of the Toomai String Quintet, Andrew has also performed with the New York Philharmonic, St. Louis Symphony, and Hong Kong Philharmonic orchestras; and has been a featured chamber musician in Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center. A prolific arranger, his works have been performed by members of Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, A Far Cry, and Joshua Bell, among others.

Andrew has a strong dedication to performing and arranging Latin American music. With Toomai, he released Cuerdas Cubanas (2018) in honor of his Cuban grandmother, pianist Rosalina Guerrero Sackstein. The album features Andrew’s arrangements of popular Cuban songs by legendary musicians Ernesto Lecuona, Israel “Cachao” Lopez, and Celia Cruz. Andrew regularly performs Argentinian tango music with Grammy winners Pablo Ziegler and Hector Del Curto.

Andrew is currently the Director of Education and Community Engagement at Orchestra of St. Luke’s, where he oversees its Free School Concerts series and the Youth Orchestra of St. Luke’s. Andrew was Senior Music Curriculum Specialist for Juilliard Global K-12 Programs (2014-2018). Andrew received his Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees from The Juilliard School.