Andrew Manze is widely celebrated as one of the most stimulating and inspirational conductors of his generation.
Andrew Manze has been Chief Conductor of the NDR Radiophilharmonie, Hannover, since September 2014. In the 2018/19 season he was appointed Principal Guest Conductor of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.
In great demand as a guest conductor across the globe, Manze has long-standing relationships with leading orchestras that include the Münchner Philharmoniker, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Camerata Salzburg and Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Other conducting highlights include engagements with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Royal Concertgebouworkest and Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks.
From 2006 to 2014, Manze was Principal Conductor and Artistic Director of the Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra. He was also Principal Guest Conductor of the Norwegian Radio Symphony Orchestra from 2008 to 2011 and held the title of Associate Guest Conductor of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra for four seasons.
After reading Classics at Cambridge University, Manze studied the violin and rapidly became a leading specialist in the world of historical performance practice. He became Associate Director of the Academy of Ancient Music in 1996 and then Artistic Director of The English Concert from 2003 to 2007. He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music, Visiting Professor at the Oslo Academy, and has contributed to new editions of sonatas and concerti by Bach and Mozart, published by Bärenreiter and Breitkopf & Härtel. In November 2011 Andrew Manze received the prestigious ‘Rolf Schock Prize’ in Stockholm.