Andrew Manze’s work as a conductor is characterized by his extensive, scholarly knowledge of the repertoire, his rare skill as a communicator and his boundless energy. He has been chief conductor of the NDR Radio Philharmonic in Hanover since September 2014 and his contract was recently extended to 2023. In addition to their busy touring schedule in Germany, he and the NDR Radio Philharmonic returned to China during the 2019/20 season, and made their BBC Proms debut. They have also continued their series of recordings for Pentatone, including works by Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Mozart. In spring 2019 Andrew Manze completed his recording cycle for Onyx Classics of the complete Vaughan Williams symphonies with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, for whom he has been principal guest conductor since the 2018/19 season.
Andrew Manze enjoys long-standing working relationships with many leading orchestras including the Munich Philharmonic, the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, the German Symphony Orchestra Berlin and the Camerata Salzburg. He is also a regular guest at the Mostly Mozart Festival in New York. Recent and forthcoming engagements include the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Boston Symphony, the Concertgebouw, the Swedish Radio Symphony, the Oslo Philharmonic and the London Philharmonic orchestras, as well as the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Hallé and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe.
Andrew Manze was principal conductor and artistic director of the Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra from 2006 to 2014, principal guest conductor of the Norwegian Radio Symphony Orchestra from 2008 to 2011 and associate guest conductor of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra from 2010 to 2014. In 1996 he was appointed associate director of the Academy of Ancient Music and from 2003 to 2007 artistic director of the English Concert. He is a specialist in historically informed performance practice and has released a large number of award-winning CDs as a violinist as well.
Andrew Manze is a fellow of the Royal Academy of Music and a visiting professor at the Oslo Academy. He has contributed to new editions by Bärenreiter and Breitkopf & Härtel and also teaches, broadcasts and writes about music. In November 2011, Andrew Manze received the prestigious Rolf Schock Prize in Stockholm.