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​Hailed by critics for his "virtuoso playing" The Evening Telegraph, UK, British violinist Andrew Smith has appeared as a soloist with orchestras in Europe, America and China.

At the age of 23 he was appointed concertmaster of the Orquestra da Norte, Portugal and in the same year he made his London Debut at the Purcell Room, South Bank Centre. He has since appeared at the British Embassy in Paris, The Royal Festival Hall, St Martin-in-the-Fields, the Edinburgh International Festival, Chicago's Symphony Hall, Detroit's Orchestra Hall, Le Salle Gaveau, Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall. As a guest artist he closed the 2004 Dame Myra Hess concerts series  ................


Andrew's multi-faceted career blends performance with a distinguished record of artistic leadership. At the age of 20 he became Artistic Director of the Rubicon Ensemble, a contemporary vocal chamber group with musicians from the London Symphony, Royal Opera House, BBC Symphony and English National Opera. He researched and directed themed concerts of new and neglected works for voice and chamber ensemble at major venues throughout London.

At the same time he was invited to become a director of the European Chamber Opera  .............

Visit links to the institutions that Andrew has been associated with

Andrew’s teaching spans his international career as a performer.He is Founder and Artistic Director of the Stamford International Music Festival, UK and, with fellow faculty from the Royal Academy of Music, the Guildhall School of Music, the Royal Conservatoire, Amsterdam, the Hague Orchestra and the Royal Conservatoire, Madrid, he works with graduate students and young professionals from around the world each year. 

He is in demand as a clinician and has appeared as a special guest artist for the American String Teachers Association. He has given master classes at the Shanghai Conservatoire ..............




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