studied at the Birmingham Conservatoire. He was the first recipient of the Alfred Corfield Trumpet prize and in 1988 was a semi-finalist in the Maurice Andre International trumpet competition in Paris. Since completing his studies Andrew has worked with most of the major orchestras in Britain covering much of the opera, ballet and orchestral repertoire. Since 1996 he has been principal trumpet with the Royal Shakespeare Company. Andrew is a member of Cambrian Brass Quintet and Brass Explosion (an ensemble formed from the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra brass section). He has also performed with the Fine Arts Brass Ensemble. Although in full-time employment Andrew still performs as a freelance orchestral player and soloist making his Symphony Hall, Birmingham soloist debut in 1998. He is also in great demand as an adjudicator and brass clinician. He has taken part in many workshops and master classes worldwide for musicians of all ages. Andrew has been a trumpet coach for the National Youth Wind Orchestra and has led several master classes at Wells Cathedral School. As well as being a trumpet tutor at Birmingham Conservatoire he also held a similar position at The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. During the past few years he has regularly travelled to Poland as a soloist, clinician and has conducted and coached the wind section of the Polska Orkiestra Sinfonia Iuventus.