Andrew Manze

Biography

Born: January 14, 1965  
Andrew Manze has emerged as one of the leading violinists in the early music movement. He specializes in music from between 1610 and 1830. His education began at Cambridge, where he studied Classics. He then moved on to music studies at the Royal Academy of Music in London and at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, studying with both Simon Standage and Marie Leonhardt. Manze then joined the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, remaining there until Read more 1993. The following year he began collaborating with harpsichordist Richard Egarr. One of their major releases presented a 1712 collection of violin sonatas by the French composer Jean-Féry Rebel. Meanwhile, Manze formed the group Romanesca, with harpsichordist John Tell and lutenist Nigel North; the trio specialized in music of the seventeenth century. In 1996 Manze was appointed associate director and concertmaster of the London-based Baroque group The Academy of Ancient Music. In the 2003-2004 season, he became music director of The English Concert.

Manze is well-known in Britain for his broadcast work. He has become a popular "presenter" on BBC radio, and made his debut with the BBC Promenade Concert in 1998. That concert was televised nationally, with Manze playing concertos by Pergolesi, Bach, Vivaldi, and Mozart, and introducing the public to the enthusiasm and directness of the new ways of performing Baroque and Classic music.

Recording for the French Harmonia Mundi label, Manze won Gramophone, Edison, and Cannes Classical awards for his recording with Romanesca of Biber's flashy and mystical violin sonatas. His playing of Vivaldi's newly discovered "Manchester" sonatas won the Premio Internazionale del Disco Vivaldi Antica Italiana. His album Phantasticus won the Cannes Classical Award and a Diapason D'Or. The later award was also given to his recording of Schmelzer's violin sonatas. Manze was named the 1998 Classical Artist of the Year.

Manze is in demand as an expert in Baroque music interpretation. He serves as a performance advisor and director for the European Community Baroque Orchestra, gives master classes, and has been visiting professor at the Royal College of Music in London. He is also a busy soloist on the international concert scene, appearing in one season with the Zurich Chamber Orchestra, the Swedish Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, the Canadian early music group Tafelmusik, and the Berlin Philharmonic.

He is known for his freedom of ornamentation, bringing an improvisatory excitement to his concerts. Manze lives with his wife (also a violinist) in England's Cotswolds region. Read less

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    Mozart: 1781-81, La Decennie Miraculeuse [8-CD Set]
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 2908409 Release Date: 01/14/2014   Number of Discs: 8
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Bernarda Fink,  Graciela Oddone,  Marcel Boone,  Werner Güra  ... 
    Conductor:  René Jacobs,  Philippe Herreweghe,  Gottfried Von der Goltz,  Andrew Manze
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Cologne,  Cologne Chamber Choir,  La Chapelle Royale Paris  ... 
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    The Romantic Piano Concerto Vol 60 - Dubois / Tiberghien, Manze, BBC Scottish
    Label: Hyperion   Catalog: 67931 Release Date: 07/09/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Théodore Dubois
    Performer:  Cédric Tiberghien
    Conductor:  Andrew Manze
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
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    Britten: Cello Symphony, Cello Sonata, Cello Suites  / Alban Gerhardt, Steven Osborne
    Label: Hyperion   Catalog: 67941 Release Date: 01/08/2013   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Benjamin Britten
    Performer:  Alban Gerhardt,  Steven Osborne
    Conductor:  Andrew Manze
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
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    The Romantic Piano Concerto Vol 57 - Wiklund / Sturfalt, Manze, Helsingborg SO
    Label: Hyperion   Catalog: 67828 Release Date: 06/12/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Adolf Wiklund
    Performer:  Martin Sturfalt
    Conductor:  Andrew Manze
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra
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    Brahms: Symphonies No 1-4, Haydn Variations, Overtures / Manze, Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra
    Label: Cpo   Catalog: 777720 Release Date: 03/27/2012   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Johannes Brahms
    Conductor:  Andrew Manze
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra
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    Vivaldi: Concertos for the Emperor / Andrew Manze
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 2907332 Release Date: 03/13/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi
    Performer:  Andrew Manze
    Conductor:  Andrew Manze
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
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    Choral Works - Bach, Biber, Brahms, Faure, Krenek, Mahler, Monteverdi
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 2908520 Release Date: 10/11/2011   Number of Discs: 10
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Gabriel Fauré,  Claudio Monteverdi,  Johannes Brahms  ... 
    Performer:  Charles Brett,  Ingrid Schmithüsen,  Peter Kooy,  Howard Crook  ... 
    Conductor:  Philippe Herreweghe,  Marcus Creed,  Kent Nagano,  Andrew Manze
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Chapelle Royale Paris,  Musique Oblique,  Les Petits Chanteurs de St. Louis  ... 
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    The Romantic Cello Concerto, Vol. 3 /  Rosefield, Manze, Bbc Scottish Symphony
    Label: Hyperion   Catalog: 67859 Release Date: 10/11/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Charles Villiers Stanford
    Performer:  Gemma Rosefield
    Conductor:  Andrew Manze
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
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    Lumieres - Music Of The Enlightenment [30-CD Set]
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 2908601 Release Date: 10/01/2011   Number of Discs: 30
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Christoph W. Gluck,  Jean-Philippe Rameau,  George Frideric Handel  ... 
    Performer:  Kobie van Rensburg,  Véronique Gens,  Patrizia Ciofi,  Marie McLaughlin  ... 
    Conductor:  René Jacobs,  William Christie,  Daniel Reuss,  Philippe Herreweghe  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Cologne,  Cologne Collegium Vocale,  Berlin RIAS Chamber Chorus  ... 
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    Mozart Night Music / Manze, English Concert
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 2907280 Release Date: 03/08/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Conductor:  Andrew Manze
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
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    Vivaldi: Four Seasons; Concertos Rv 196, 301, 357 From La Stravaganza / Taverner Players, La Stravaganza Cologne
    Label: Dal Segno   Catalog: 58 Release Date: 11/30/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi
    Performer:  John Holloway,  Andrew Manze
    Conductor:  Andrew Parrott,  Andrew Manze
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Players,  La Stravaganza Cologne
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    Roman: Drottningholmsmusiken - Music For A Royal Wedding / Manze, Helsingborg SO
    Label: Bis   Catalog: 1602 Release Date: 06/29/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johan Helmich Roman
    Conductor:  Andrew Manze
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra
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  • 13.
    The Art Of The Violin / Andrew Manze
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 2907541 Release Date: 11/10/2009   Number of Discs: 5
    Composer:  Jean-Féry Rebel,  Antonio Vivaldi,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Arcangelo Corelli
    Performer:  Richard Egarr,  Andrew Manze,  Jaap ter Linden,  Nigel North  ... 
    Conductor:  Andrew Manze
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of Ancient Music,  English Concert
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    The Romantic Piano Concerto Vol 49 - Stenhammar / Tanyel, Helsingborg
    Label: Hyperion   Catalog: 67750 Release Date: 11/10/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wilhelm Stenhammar
    Performer:  Seta Tanyel
    Conductor:  Andrew Manze
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra
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    Bach: Harpsichord Concertos, Etc / Egarr, Manze, Et Al
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 2907283 Release Date: 06/09/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  Richard Egarr,  Pauline Nobes,  Rachel Brown
    Conductor:  Andrew Manze
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of Ancient Music
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    Handel's Water Music - Recreating A Royal Spectacular
    Label: Kultur Video   Catalog: 0930 Release Date: 02/24/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  George Frideric Handel
    Conductor:  Andrew Manze
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
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    Handel: Famous Arias / Scholl, Roschmann, Hunt Lieberson, Padmore, Et Al
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 2908288 Release Date: 10/14/2008   Number of Discs: 4
    Composer:  George Frideric Handel,  Georg Philipp Telemann
    Performer:  Dorothea Röschmann,  Ernst-Burghard Hilse,  Andreas Scholl,  Lucy Crowe  ... 
    Conductor:  Andrew Manze,  Nicholas McGegan
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy for Ancient Music Berlin,  English Concert,  Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra
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    Biber: Missa Christi Resurgentis / Manze, English Concert
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 507397 Release Date: 09/09/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Heinrich Ignaz Biber,  Johann Heinrich Schmelzer
    Performer:  Michael Harrison,  Mark Bennett,  Andrew Manze
    Conductor:  Andrew Manze
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert Choir,  English Concert
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    Beethoven: Symphony No 3, Etc / Manze, Helsingborg So
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 807470 Release Date: 03/11/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
    Conductor:  Andrew Manze
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra
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    Simply Handel
    Label: Union Square   Catalog: 1206075 Release Date: 07/31/2007   Number of Discs: 4
    Composer:  George Frideric Handel
    Performer:  Christophe Rousset,  Ryo Terakado,  Kaori Uemura,  Hidemi Suzuki  ... 
    Conductor:  Jaroslav Krcek,  Jeremy Summerly,  Andrew Manze,  Thomas Füri
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    As Steals The Morn - Handel: Arias And Scenes / Padmore, Manze
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 907422 Release Date: 06/12/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  George Frideric Handel
    Performer:  Mark Padmore,  Lucy Crowe,  Katharina Spreckelsen,  Robin Blaze
    Conductor:  Andrew Manze
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
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  • 22.
    The Ultimate Most Relaxing Classical Music In The Universe
    Label: Denon Records   Catalog: 17637 Release Date: 02/27/2007   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Frédéric Chopin,  Charles Gounod,  Felix Mendelssohn  ... 
    Performer:  Konstantin Lifschitz,  Susanna Mildonian,  Maxence Larrieu,  Jean-Jacques Kantorow  ... 
    Conductor:  Andrew Manze,  Antoni Ros Marbà,  Sir Charles Groves,  Jesús Lopez-Cobos  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Stravaganza Cologne,  Netherlands Chamber Orchestra,  Zurich Baroque Strings  ... 
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    Mozart: Violin Concertos K 216, 218 & 219 / Manze, Et Al
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 907385 Release Date: 01/10/2006   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Andrew Manze
    Conductor:  Andrew Manze
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
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    Biber: Missa Christi Resurgentis / Manze, English Concert
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 807397 Release Date: 12/13/2005   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Heinrich Ignaz Biber,  Johann Heinrich Schmelzer
    Performer:  Michael Harrison,  Mark Bennett
    Conductor:  Andrew Manze
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert Choir,  English Concert
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  • 25.
    Bear Essentials - Dining Classics
    Label: Chandos   Catalog: 24113 Release Date: 10/21/2003   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Thomas Augustine Arne,  Unico Graf Van Wassenaer,  Federico Moreno-Torroba,  Stanley Myers  ... 
    Performer:  Norbert Kraft,  Craig Ogden,  Míceál O'Rourke,  Howard Shelley  ... 
    Conductor:  Adrian Shepherd,  Yuli Turovsky,  Yan Pascal Tortelier,  Matthias Bamert  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantilena,  I Musici de Montreal,  BBC Philharmonic Orchestra  ... 
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