Andrew Manze

Andrew Manze ( born January 14, 1965 in Beckenham / London ) is a British violinist and conductor in the field of historical performance practice.


Andrew Manze is one of the leading interpreters of early music scene. He is excited by his virtuous and often unconventional game sensation. The British press called him the " Grappelli baroque violin ".

After studying classics at Cambridge Andrew Manze studied violin with Simon Standage. In the Netherlands, he sat with Lucy van Dael and Marie Leonhardt continued his studies. In 1986, he was next to the lutenist Nigel North and harpsichordist John Toll one of the founders of the "Ensemble romanesca ".

1988 Ton Koopman called him, in succession by Monica Huggett, as concertmaster in the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra. From 2003 to 2007, he led the orchestra founded by Trevor Pinnock The English Concert. Since 2006 he has been chief conductor of the " Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra". He often performs together with harpsichordist Richard Egarr as a chamber music partner. Numerous CD recordings with the aforementioned musicians for the Harmonia Mundi label featuring his way.

In March 2013 it was announced that he leads the NDR Radio Philharmonic from the season 2014/2015.


  • 2011: In March, he was in Stockholm the Rolf Schock Prize in music.