Andy Long Orchestra "Sensitivity, vigour and taste in equal proportions". (American Record Guide)
After leaving his position as Assistant Leader with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Andy is now the Associate Leader of Opera North and the Leader of the New World String
Quartet, New World String Trio and New World Ensemble.
As a soloist he has given concerto and recital performances throughout Britain, Norway, Czech
Republic, Germany, Belgium, and Poland where he gave a live televised performance of Elgar's
violin sonata. He is also a regular recitalist at the Duke of Westminster's country home.
Andy is in demand as a freelance leader having led the Halle Orchestra, Manchester Concert
Orchestra, Johann Strauss Orchestra, Mozart Orchestra and English Baroque Ensemble
amongst many others. He was also the leader of the Performing Arts Symphony Orchestra for
many years where he regularly performed concertos and solos to audiences of over 16,000
Despite his busy playing career, he has developed an enviable reputation as a teacher. He was
a tutor at Chetham's School of music for 15 years as well as at Manchester University. He also
taught privately for Sir Yehudi Menuhin and was invited to accept a post at his specialist music
Andy is a keen exponent of contemporary music and with his quartet and ensemble has
commissioned many new works and recorded CDs on the ASC and Campion labels. In 2016,
Naxos recommended his New World Ensemble’s recording of Kevin Malone’s “Eighteen
Minutes “ as one of their Top 20 tracks from their catalogue of 1.9 million to choose from.
On a lighter and more unusual note, Andy conducts, arranges for and presents the Andy Long
Orchestra where he indulges his passion for the light music and easy listening genre. His
arrangements of popular classics have made him a regular feature at corporate events and at
the Bridlington Spa Grand Ballroom.
His landmark recording with Ian Buckle of music for violin and piano by Sir Edward German is
available worldwide on the Naxos label and includes previously unrecorded material.
The Swingin’ Strings Play
Last Night of the Proms
Vivaldi’s Four Seasons
Andre Rieu Tribute
Andy’s Cool Yule
2 x 60 mins
We booked Paul through MRE Group Ltd and Paul's live entertainment was the icing on the cake. Paul performed very well and remembered us from a wedding function he performed at in Morecambe. He mingled with the customers and it appeared that everyone enjoyed the evening.
A happy customer
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