Among others, he studied with Simon Standage at the Royal Academy of Music. In 1988 he became first violin of The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra under the direction of Ton Koopman. He was also a member of the ensemble Romanesca with John Toll (harpsichord) and Nigel North (lute).
In 1996, he became associate director of The Academy of Ancient Music, then from 2003 to 2007, he was the director of the baroque orchestra The English Concert, having succeeded the English harpsichordist Trevor Pinnock. He was principal guest conductor of the Norwegian Radio Symphony Orchestra between 2008 and 2011.
In 2006, he became the chief conductor of the Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra and also assumes the role of associate guest conductor of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra since November 2010.
Manze is also a regular contributor to BBC Radio 3, and one of the presenters of its The Early Music Show.
Andrew Manze Discography
- 63 Instruments & Performance
- 5 Writing & Arrangement
- 36 Conducting & Leading
- 21 Acting, Literary & Spoken