Andreas Häberlin is an NYC based pianist, composer, and music technologist. He is currently active as a music copyist for David Foster, music educator for Queens Theatre in the Park, ballet pianist for Cobble Hill Ballet, sound designer for AIR Music Technology, and orchestrator/music director for original musical Ciao Bambino. His compositional work has been honored by a series of international awards. Andreas is an artist with Waves Audio.
Born into a musical family, Andreas started playing the piano and electric organ at the age of 5. His parents taught him the basics for both, reading sheet music and playing by ear. At the age of 10, Andreas started transcribing Jazz music from recordings, finding his own access to Jazz and compensating the lack of resources available to him. Also around that time, it was discovered that he and his brother had perfect pitch.
The discovery of Beethoven’s piano sonatas in his early teens fueled his passion to grow as a musician. During his high school years, Andreas accompanied the school choir and student recitals, played in the school big band and the local symphonic wind band, as well as taking music college preparatory courses. For his final paper, he arranged and performed select songs of Schubert’s Winterreise for chamber ensemble.
Following high school graduation, Andreas went on to pursue a B.M. in Composition and Music Theory at Zurich University of the Arts. In Zürich, he worked as accompanist and assistant music director for productions at the Schauspielhaus Zürich, Maag Event Hall and Theater 11. He also wrote orchestral music for an evening filling dance show, and made his soloist debut, performing Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue accompanied by the Jugendmusik Kreuzlingen.
The recipient of a Stiftung Lyra scholarship, Andreas completed a second B.M. in Popular Music at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts. Graduating with high academic merits, he was awarded the Liverpooljazz Prize and the Philip Holt Prize for community contributions. Andreas served as a staff accompanist at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts in the year following his graduation. Various pit band contracts took him through the orchestra pits of UK’s Merseyside and the West Midlands.
Andreas was awarded a Berklee scholarship to pursue his M.M. in Scoring for Film, Television and Video Games at Berklee Valencia. He graduated summa cum laude and was voted by his class to receive the Peer Recognition Award. At the same time, Switzerland awarded him the Thurgauer Förderbeitrag, a Swiss artist grant. Following graduation, Andreas pursued a graduate audio engineering internship at New York City’s Virtue and Vice Studios.
Today Andreas lives and works in NYC, where he is active as a music educator, composer, and technologist in the widest sense. Recent credits include music transcription for David Foster, Vanguard Sound and Raven Music, scoring of the independent feature film Duplicity, creating synthesizer patches for Sample Magic and AIR Music Technology, performing structured testing for Waves Audio, and teaching musical theatre as part of Queens Theatre’s cultural program.
Andreas frequently collaborates with his partner Liz Turner, herself a singer, songwriter, and actress. The duo’s projects include creating and producing musical theatre shows, writing original songs for artists, and performing guest entertainer shows on cruises around the world. They have recently premiered their original musical Ciao Bambino in Manhattan’s 13th Street Repertory Company.