A native of Philadelphia, Andrea Kaplan joined the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra as Associate Principal Flute in 2007. Prior to joining the SLSO, she was Principal Flute with the Florida Orchestra in the Tampa Bay area. She also served as Assistant Principal Flute of the Mexico State Symphony Orchestra in March 2004.
Kaplan made her solo debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra at age 12. She attended the Curtis Institute of Music as a National Merit Scholar, graduating in 2003. She later attended the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University. Her main teachers have been Jeffrey Khaner, Julius Baker, and Leone Buyse.
During the summer months, Kaplan has played with the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra and Central City Opera Orchestra. Since 2011, she has played piccolo in the Sun Valley Music Festival.
When not making music, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two young children. They live in the DeMun neighborhood of St. Louis.