Principal Conductor,
NDR Radiophilharmonie,
Principal Conductor,
NDR Radiophilharmonie,

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First CD wins Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik

The NDR Radiophilharmonie has won a Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik (see here) for their first CD with chief conductor Andrew Manze: Mendelssohn’s first and third symphonies on the Pentatone label.

This is the first installment of a cycle of Mendelssohn’s mature symphonies. Numbers four and five are ‘in the pipeline’, and no. 2 Lobgesang will be recorded in… Read more

“The conductor so good I nearly crashed my car”: Daily Telegraph profile

Andrew Manze’s recent performances with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra have prompted a glowing profile in the Daily Telegraph (9 May 2017) by columnist and ardent Vaughan Williams fan Simon Heffer. The concerts were part of their ongoing project to perform and record all nine of Vaughan Williams’ symphonies.

Heffer describes Manze as… Read more

NDR contract extended

Andrew Manze’s contract as Chief Conductor of the NDR Radiophilharmonie has been extended until the end of season 2020/21. (Details here.)

This year Manze and the orchestra make guest appearances in Paris and London, and finish recording a cycle of Mendelssohn Symphonies on Pentatone. The first CD,… Read more

Manze, Sir András Schiff and the NDR in the Far East

Andrew Manze and the NDR Radiophilharmonie embark on a tour of China in company with Sir András Schiff, performing Beethoven, Mozart, Mendelssohn and Brahms. There will be concerts in Shanghai (14 October), Tianjin (15), Beijing (16), Harbin (19) and Suzhou (21), and the final concert takes place in Tongyeong in South Korea on… Read more

Andrew Manze conducts Grafenegg Festival’s Easter Concert

Andrew Manze travels to Austria this month to conduct the Grafenegg Festival’s Easter concert on 27 March 2016, for his Grafenegg debut. He conducts the Tonkünstler Orchestra in Mozart Symphony No.40 in G minor, Haydn ‘Berenice, che fai?’ with soprano Lisa Larsson and Haydn Creation Mass, with the Arnold Schoenberg… Read more

Andrew Manze conducts Beethoven Symphony No.9 with Münchner Philharmoniker

Andrew Manze ends 2015 by returning to the Münchner Philharmoniker to conduct three performances of Beethoven Symphony No.9 at the Gasteig on 30 and 31 December 2015 and 2 January 2016, the orchestra’s first concert of the New Year. Manze and the orchestra are joined by the Munich Philharmonic choir and soloists Christian Karg… Read more

Andrew Manze returns to the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and CBSO

Andrew Manze returns to conduct the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra on 8 October 2015 at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall. The programme features Vaughan Williams’ Symphony No.8 in D minor, Robin Holloway Tuba Concerto with soloist Robin Haggart and Holst The Planets.

Later in the month, from 22 to 24 October, Manze returns to the UK to… Read more