Andrew Manze is widely celebrated as one of the most stimulating and inspirational conductors of his generation.
Andrew Manze is widely celebrated as one of the most stimulating and inspirational conductors of his generation. His extensive and scholarly knowledge of the repertoire, together with his rare skill as a communicator and his boundless energy, mark him out.
From the 2014-15 season Manze became the Chief Conductor of the NDR Radiophilharmonie in Hannover. His contract has recently been renewed, for the second time, until summer 2021. In addition to a busy touring schedule within Germany and Austria, they had a highly successful tour to China and South Korea in autumn 2016 with Sir András Schiff as soloist. In 2017-18 they tour the UK and they will return to the Far East in autumn 19. They have embarked on a major series of recordings for Pentatone initially focussing on the orchestral works of Mendelssohn, the first of which was awarded the Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik 2017.
In great demand as a guest conductor worldwide Manze has long-standing relationships with a number of leading international orchestras including the Leipzig Gewandhaus, Munich Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Oslo Philharmonic, the Hallé, Camerata Salzburg and the Scottish and Swedish Chamber Orchestras. He is also a regular guest at the Mostly Mozart Festival in New York City. He has a close relationship with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, of which he is Principal Guest Conductor (from 2018/19), and with whom he is in the process of recording the complete Vaughan Williams symphonies for Onyx Classics.
In 2017-18 Manze makes his debut with the Concertgebouw Orkest, Bamberg Symphony, NDR Elbphilharmonie and the Melbourne Symphony. He also makes return visits to the New York Philharmonic and Los Angeles Philharmonic.