I Believe in Angels
Andrew Heller is kicking off the New Year in grand style with a performance at the Presidential Inaugural Gala at the Corcoran Gallery of Art on January 20, 2009. As a concert artist, Andrew has appeared with orchestras as varied as the Austin Symphony, the Philadelphia Philharmonic, and the iconic Western Swing band The Texas Playboys. He performs a variety of classic American music in many venues across the U.S. including the Acuff Theatre (Opryland), The Four Seasons Austin, on the high seas for Carnival Cruise Lines, and in Las Vegas. As a recording artist, Andrew has released six CD's, and in 2008, he landed on the national music charts with 2 different recordings: "I Believe" from his most recent CD, I Believe in Angels, has been on the Power Source Top 100 for six months, as has "Houston, Houston, Houston" from Heller's CD Places. His other recordings include Christmas Wonder, My Beloved, El Paso, and Broadway Love. As a youth, Andrew placed first in the New York Young Artist Metropolitan Opera Auditions. As a soloist, Heller performed in New York at St. Patrick's Cathedral, Marble Colligate Church, and many lead roles in summer stock throughout the East Coast. He put his professional singing career aside temporarily to pursue advanced degrees in science and mathematics, and began his scientific career at IBM. Heller rose to the position of President of IBM's Independent Business Unit, where he supervised the creation of computers now known as the RS6000 and AIX, IBM's leading edge version of the UNIX. Heller is the youngest person ever to be named an IBM Fellow, a lifelong honor. After leaving Big Blue, Andrew established Heller Associates, a private consulting firm providing services to startup and mainstream tech companies, and joined Kleiner Perkins, Caufield and Byers, a well-known venture capital fund in Silicon Valley. He has helped found or advise dozens of companies including Smart Technologies, SIII (S3, and Network Translation Inc.(now a division of Cisco). Andrew Heller returned to his musical career in 2004 with his first recording, and a performance with The Austin Symphony. His eclectic repertoire spans Great American Songbook, Americana, and Inspirational genres, as well as French and Italian Popular Song. Andrew Heller is a favorite and frequent radio interview of DJ's nationwide as both a singer and a scientist, and was recently featured on Fox News Network's Strategy Room. Andrew Heller and his wife MaryAnn Heller reside in Austin, Texas.