Ladies and Gentlemen...
Settle back into your seats and enjoy the show as the silky sound of the Andy Long Orchestra transports you on a musical journey from Vienna to Vegas and back again! Be it the Doo-Wop sound of Downtown Detroit, the timeless classics of the Carpenters or Abba, or even the glamour of a Viennese Ballroom, we have something for everyone.
So come and hear the Stars come out with a musical feast of easy listening entertainment and add that special touch to your evening.
"Sensitivity, vigour and taste in equal proportions."
The American Record Guide
Versatility is the name of the game for our Conductor/Violinist/Arranger and presenter.
After leaving his position as Assistant Leader with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra Andy is now the Acting Co-Leader of Opera North, the New World Ensemble and of course the Andy Long Orchestra.
As a violin soloist he has given concerto and recital performances throughout Britain, Norway, the Czech Republic, Germany, Belgium and Poland where he gave a live televised performance of the Elgar Violin Sonata.He is also a regular recitalist at the Duke of Westminster's country home.
Andy led the Performing Arts Symphony Orchestra for many years when he regularly performed concertos and showpieces to audiences of over 16,000 people and was a senior tutor at Chethams 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 school.
Andy is a keen exponent of contemporary music and with his quartet and ensemble has commissioned many new works and recorded CDs on the Naxos, ASC, Campion and Toccata labels. In 2016 Naxos recommended his New World Ensemble's recording of Kevin Malone's "18 Minutes" as one of their Top 20 tracks from their catalogue of 1.9 million to choose from.His recent commission of Malone's new violin concerto "A Day in the Life" has been performed several times to critical acclaim and there are plans to take it to the Ukraine and the United States.
On a lighter note, Andy conducts, arranges for and presents the Andy Long Orchestra where he indulges his love of light music. He has a library of light music numbering into the many thousands and is dedicated to upholding the great tradition of British Light Music.
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.Their recording of the violin sonatas of Humphrey Procter-Gregg is due for release in late 2019.
For three years he had the privilege of playing a magnificent 1735 Guarneri "del Gesu" and now plays an 1803 Johannes Cuypers violin of The Hague as well as a copy of the "Cannone" Guarneri "del Gesu" by John Nelson.