Andrei Bancos is a freshman at the University of Southern California, Thornton School of Music. He has been playing the clarinet for nine years and currently studies with Yehuda Gilad. Prior to college, Andrei grew up in Rochester, Minnesota. Andrei has participated in programs such as Eastern Music Festival, Boston University Tanglewood Institute, and the National Youth Orchestra of the USA. Outside of music, Andrei enjoys playing 8 ball pool, spending time with friends, and conversing about the human condition.