Dorian Komanoff Bandy

Dorian Bandy is an assistant professor at McGill University’s Schulich School of Music, teaching musicology and baroque violin. As a musicologist, his work mainly focuses on Mozart, emphasizing embellishment, improvisation, the performer-composer relationship, and the Da Ponte operas. He also specializes in Beethoven, 17th-century German music, and 19th-century Lieder, alongside various issues in the philosophy of music. Bandy’s other interests include Stephen Sondheim’s musicals, Alfred Hitchcock’s films, and other philosophical artworks.

In addition to his academic endeavours, Bandy is a conductor, baroque violinist, and historical keyboardist. He has performed across Europe and North America, gracing venues such as London’s Wigmore and Cadogan Halls, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, and New York’s Symphony Space. His repertoire covers four centuries, with a fondness for playing works by Bach, Biber, Beethoven, Handel, Pisendel, Telemann, Veracini, and Walther.

Before joining the faculty at McGill in 2019, Bandy was part of the strings department at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.