Andrew Manze

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Andrew Manze in 2005

Andrew Manze (born 14 January 1965) is an English conductor and violinist. As a violinist he has made notable recordings of Baroque music.


Manze was born in Beckenham, United Kingdom and read Classics at Cambridge University.[1] Manze studied violin and worked with Ton Koopman.[1] He began his musical career as a specialist in Early Music. He became Associate Director of The Academy of Ancient Music in 1996 and then Artistic Director of The English Concert from 2003 to 2007.[2]

In September 2014 he took up the position of Principal Conductor of the NDR Radio Philharmonic Orchestra in Hannover.[3] Between 2006 and 2014 he was Principal Conductor and Artistic Director of the Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra[4][5] in Sweden. He made a number of recordings with them including Beethoven’s Eroica (Harmonia Mundi) and Stenhammar Piano Concerti (Hyperion) and a cycle of the Brahms’ symphonies.[6] Manze was Associate Guest Conductor of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra from September 2010 to August 2014.[7]

As a guest conductor Manze has regular relationships with a number of leading international orchestras including the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Munich Philharmonic, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Gothenburg Symphony, City of Birmingham Symphony, Mahler Chamber Orchestra and the Scottish and Swedish Chamber Orchestras. Manze’s recent and future debuts include New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, and London Philharmonic Orchestra and from 2015 to 2019 with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra he is to record a complete cycle of the Vaughan Williams symphonies.[7]

Manze is a fellow of the Royal Academy of Music and a Visiting Professor at the Oslo Academy and has contributed to new editions of sonatas and concertos by Mozart and Bach published by Bärenreiter and Breitkopf and Härtel. He also teaches, edits and writes about music, as well as broadcasting regularly on radio and television.

In 2011 Andrew Manze received the prestigious Rolf Schock Prize in Stockholm. Previous winners include Ligeti, Kagel, Saariaho, Panula, Gidon Kremer, and Anne Sofie von Otter.[8]


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