Andrew Joyce

Cello, Section Principal

Supported by Deane Endowment Trust.

Before joining the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra in September 2010, Andrew spent five years freelancing in London.

Andrew regularly worked with the London Symphony and London Philharmonic Orchestras, touring and performing in some of the world's most renowned concert halls. He also played as Guest Principal with Northern Sinfonia, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

A dedicated chamber musician, Andrew co-founded the Puertas Quartet. They have performed in the UK and New Zealand to great acclaim and released two CDs on Atoll Records. He also performs regularly in a trio alongside pianist Diedre Irons and NZSO Concertmaster Vesa-Matti Leppanen.

Born in Norwich, England, Andrew began his musical studies in London at the Purcell School of Music, under the guidance of Amanda Truelove and Michal Kaznowski. He furthered his education at the Royal College of Music with Alexander Boyarsky and the Musikhochschule Lübeck with Troels Svane, thanks to a coveted DAAD Scholarship.

He has performed in masterclasses with the late Bernard Greenhouse, Alexander Baillie, David Geringas, Alexander Rudin, Natalia Gutman, Karine Georgian, Leonid Gorokhov, the Takacs Quartet and the Kopelman Quartet.

Violinist and Artistic Director of the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, Gordan Nikolitch, has played a vital role in his artistic development and continues to be a source of inspiration.

Andrew plays a beautiful old English cello by Thomas Dodd, circa 1800, generously loaned by Old and New Strings Ltd.

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