“One of Canada’s most intriguing classical composers” – Toronto Star.
Born in Ottawa, Andrew Ager has become known as a writer of music which is a fusion of classical and modern. He has written five symphonies and numerous works for chamber ensembles and soloists. In addition, he has written six operas, all of which have been produced, which explore historical and literary themes. He recently completed “The Great Gatsby”, based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, which will be premiered by New Opera Lyra in April 2024. With librettist Alexey Alexeyev he is currently working on “Nadia – the Wife of Stalin”. As arranger, Ager specializes in creating newly-conceived chamber arrangements of larger works, such as “Madama Butterfly” and Gounod’s “Romeo and Juliet”. He recently received a City of Ottawa grant to create a chamber version of Racmaninoff's "Aleko". A number of his arrangements have been performed by professional orchestral ensembles across Canada.