Andrés Soto is a Costa Rican composer and orchestrator based in Los Angeles. Andrés has written music for 7 feature films, over 25 shorts, 5 documentaries, several trailers and 2 video games, in addition to several concert works that have been performed by orchestras around the world. The National Symphony of Costa Rica has commissioned large-scale works on 3 occasions, as well as the Heredia Symphony Orchestra and the Symphony Orchestra of the Universidad de Costa Rica. He made his Carnegie Hall compositional debut in 2015 with the premiere of ""Swashbuckler."" In 2019 he received an honorable mention in the National Prize in Composition for his work “Amalgama”, for chamber orchestra.
In 2021 alone he premiered four orchestral works: Rapsodia Aérea, premiered by Carl St. Clair in 2021; Bailongo o Danzas de Pasión y Desdén, with an american premiere by Enrico Lopez-Yañez with the Florida Orchestra; Sequoia, premiered by Luis A. Víquez and the University of South Dakota (where he was composer-in-residence and lecturer), and Heredia por Media Calle, premiered by the Orquesta Sinfónica de Heredia.
In 2022 he’s releasing an album of piano music performed by 12 young pianists from Costa Rica, a cello sonata recorded in NYC, and a video game score, among other things. As an arranger and orchestrator he has collaborated with the rock band “The Struts”, composer Daniel Rojas, Latin Grammy winners Edín Solís and Paul Rubinstein, among others. His music has been featured at the US OPEN opening ceremonies at Arthur Ashe Stadium in NY and in Australia's Channel Seven broadcasts of the Australian Masters, among others.
Bailongo (Danzas de Pasión y Desdén)
Cocorí o, La Rosa y el Niño