Andrew Manze is a sought-after guest conductor worldwide and has longstanding relationships with leading orchestras such as the Munich Philharmonic, the German Symphony Orchestra Berlin, the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, the Camerata Salzburg and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. He is also a regular guest at the Mostly Mozart Festival in New York City. Recent and upcoming highlights of guest conducting include engagements with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Concertgebouw, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Oslo Philharmonic and the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Hallé and Chamber Orchestra of Europe.
After reading classics at Cambridge University, Manze studied violin and quickly became a leading specialist in the world of historical performance practice. He became deputy director of the Academy of Ancient Music in 1996 and then artistic director of the English Concert from 2003 to 2007. As a violinist, Manze published an astonishing variety of recordings, many of which are award-winning. From 2006 to 2014 he was chief conductor and artistic director of the Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra. During this time he made a number of recordings, including Beethoven's »Eroica« and a cycle of Brahms symphonies. He was also Principal Guest Conductor of the Norwegian Radio Symphony Orchestra from 2008 to 2011 and Deputy Guest Conductor of the Scottish Symphony Orchestra of the BBC for four years. He has been chief conductor of the NDR Radio Philharmonic Orchestra in Hanover since September 2014, and his contract was recently extended until summer 2023. In the 2018/19 season, he was appointed first guest conductor of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.
Manze is a member of the Royal Academy of Music, visiting professor at the Oslo Academy and has contributed to new editions of sonatas and concerts by Bach and Mozart. He also teaches, writes and edits music and regularly broadcasts on radio and television. In November 2011 Andrew Manze received the renowned »Rolf Schock Prize« in Stockholm.
In addition to a lively tour schedule within Germany, the NDR Radiophilharmonie will return to China in the 2019/20 season after its very successful autumn tour in 2016 and also make its debut with the BBC Proms. Manze and the orchestra have started a large series of award-winning recordings for Pentaton, focusing on the works of Mendelssohn and Mozart. The first recording of the Mendelssohn series was awarded the German Record Critics' Prize. Manze has just completed a cycle of the entire Vaughan Williams symphonies with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra for Onyx Classics.