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Andrew Manze is an English baroque violinist and conductor born on January 14, 1965. He studied with Simon Standage, one of the founding members of The English Concert, at the Royal Academy (London), as well as with Lucy van Dael and Marie Leonhardt. In 1988 (at age 23) he became first violin of the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra. He was also a member of the ensemble Romanesca with John Toll (harpsichord) and Nigel North (lute). From 2003 he was director of the English Concert, after harpsichordist Trevor Pinnock retired but gave this position up in September 2007 (to Harry Bicket.) In 2006, Manze became chief conductor of the Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra (Sweden). He has made several recordings for Harmonia Mundi records. YouTube has some videos of him playing in concert. One of them is posted here.
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violinhunter - 11 May 2009
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