Andrew trained at Lancaster University and Trinity College of Music where he graduated with distinction and won the Ricordi Prize for conducting. In a career spanning two decades, he has worked with such distinguished soloists as Simon Blendis, Guy Johnston, Stephen Hough, Jennifer Pike, Peter Donohoe, Sheku Kanneh-Mason and many others. He has given the premiere of a new work for ‘DJ’ and ensemble by Gabriel Prokofiev and has prepared orchestras for renowned film composer Debbie Wiseman, and conductors Barry Wordsworth and Ed Gardner. Other highlights include assisting Sir Simon Rattle, Duncan Ward and Matthias Pintscher at the London Symphony Orchestra, performing alongside celebrities such as Jonathan Ross, Henry Kelly and the late Sir Terry Wogan, and broadcasting live on BBC Radio 3.
He looks forward to future engagements with the Norfolk County Youth Orchestra, the Wolsey Orchestra, the National Children’s Orchestras of Great Britain, Dorking chamber Orchestra, and Wimbledon Symphony, as well as his seventeenth appearance at European Youth Music Week. Andrew has held teaching posts at Lancaster University, Junior Trinity and Oxford Brookes University and continues the roles of musical director with the Junior Trinity Symphony Orchestra, the Essex Chamber Orchestra, the BBC Elstree Concert Band, and St. Paul’s Sinfonia, the latter of which he has conducted in over a hundred and thirty concerts.
In February 2004 Andrew was awarded first prize at the Allianz-Cornhill Musical Insurance Conducting Competition (formerly the prestigious British Reserve competition) having received unanimous votes from both jury and orchestra. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.