A New York-based violinist and composer Andy Didorenko was born in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine, to a family of professional violinists. Andy took his first violin lessons with his parents and made his debut with an orchestra at the age of 10. He earned his graduate and postgraduate degrees from Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory with the renowned professors Marina Yashvili and Aleksandr Melnikov, and appeared as a soloist with Moscow Symphony Orchestra and Moscow Camerata Chamber Orchestra.
From 1999 to 2004, Andy lived in Taiwan where he taught, performed, and debuted as a composer. Since moving to New York in 2006, Andy has performed regularly as a soloist and chamber musician and served on the faculty of UNIS, Kaufman Music Center, and 92 Street Y. Most of his works have been premiered, published, and recorded in the US. Among his compositions are virtuoso pieces for solo violin, a double concerto, various chamber works, and student pieces. Andy is also a leader of a contemporary rock fusion ensemble, Lost World Band, which has released several critically acclaimed albums.