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Andrew Jarvis GE6658 WEB

Andrew began his tertiary studies in Port Elizabeth and played with the Port Elizabeth Orchestra and Prince Alfred’s Guards Band. He continued his studies at the University of Natal, Durban, under Michael Johnson, and frequently played with the Natal Philharmonic as casual player. In 1987 he was appointed Principal Tuba of the ‘National Orchestra’ of South Africa and was also conscripted into the Light Horse Regiment Band as part of his military service.

He taught at various institutions and regularly performed with the Contemporary Brass Ensemble and the Transvaal Chamber Orchestra. In 1993 Andrew immigrated to Australia where he freelanced with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Queensland Philharmonic and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. While in Queensland he was appointed part-time Lecturer in Tuba at the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University. In 1997 he was a guest soloist at the Brisbane International Brass Festival and in 1999, premiered a work by Paul Dean at the Tubamania International Tuba Conference. In 2000 Andrew was guest soloist for the Queensland Symphonic Winds tour of China. Andrew was appointed Principal Tuba of the NZSO in 2001. In 2004 Andrew premiered ‘Labyrinth’ as soloist with the NZSO.