Andrei Gorchov is a Marin native who began playing the flute at age 8. He has been a soloist and an orchestral musician with the Marin Symphony and is an alumnus of the Marin Symphony Youth Orchestra. After graduating from Redwood High School, Andrei received his degree in flute performance from San Francisco State University. He pursued a career in conducting, which led him from the Oakland Youth Orchestra to Tanglewood. As a choral conductor, Andrei taught at SingersMarin and at Redwood High School. As an orchestral conductor, Andrei studied with Michael Morgan and was the associate conductor for the Oakland Youth Orchestra, which included a tour to Greece in 2006. He is currently the Assistant Conductor and Youth Programs Administrator for the Marin Symphony Youth Orchestra. While committed to excellence in proper techniques of the flute, Andrei is deeply involved in and committed to the value of youth music and education in Marin County. He currently holds a studio of over 40 young flutists, many of whom are recipients of multiple scholarships and honors.