Andrew Manze is celebrated for his inspirational conducting, extensive and scholarly knowledge of repertoire, skillful communication, and boundless energy. As a guest conductor, he has regular relationships with leading international orchestras such as the Munich, Los Angeles, Royal Stockholm, and Oslo philharmonic orchestras; Finnish Radio and Gothenburg Symphony Orchestras; Mahler, Scottish, and Swedish chamber orchestras; and Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, and Camerata Salzburg. He is also a regular guest at the Mostly Mozart Festival.
In September 2014 Mr. Manze became the principal conductor of Hannover’s NDR Radiophilharmonie. Together, they have embarked on a major series of recordings for Pentatone, the first of which will be released in early 2017. In addition to a busy touring schedule within Germany, they toured China and South Korea in autumn 2016 with András Schiff as soloist.
In upcoming seasons Andrew Manze will make his debut with Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Bamberg Symphony, NDR Elbphilharmonie, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, and Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra. He has a close relationship with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, with which he is recording the complete Vaughan Williams symphonies for Onyx Classics.
From 2006 to 2014 Mr. Manze was principal conductor and artistic director of the Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra, with which he made a number of recordings including Beethoven’s Eroica (Harmonia Mundi) and a cycle of Brahms symphonies (CPO). Other posts include associate guest conductor of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra (2010–2014) and principal guest conductor of the Norwegian Radio Symphony Orchestra (2008–2011).
After studying classics at Cambridge University, Mr. Manze focused on the violin and rapidly became a leading specialist in historical performance practice. He was named associate director of the Academy of Ancient Music in 1996, and then served as artistic director of the English Concert from 2003 to 2007. As a violinist, he has released an array of CDs, many of them award-winners.
Andrew Manze, a fellow of the Royal Academy of Music and a visiting professor at the Oslo Academy, has contributed to new editions of sonatas and concertos by Mozart and J.S. Bach published by Bärenreiter and Breitkopf & Härtel. He also teaches, edits, and writes about music, and broadcasts regularly on radio and television. In November 2011 Mr. Manze received the Rolf Schock Prize in Stockholm, an honor that has previously been awarded to Ligeti, Mauricio Kagel, Kaija Saariaho, Jorma Panula, Gidon Kremer, and Anne Sofie von Otter.
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