Chamber Orchestra Director

Andrew Haveron is one of the most sought after violinists of his generation. A laureate of some of the most prestigious international violin competitions, Andrew studied in London at the Purcell School and the Royal College of Music. Andrew is a highly respected soloist, chamber musician and concertmaster.

As a soloist, Andrew has collaborated with conductors such as Jiří Bělohlávek, Sir Colin Davis, Sir Roger Norrington, David Robertson, Stanislaw Skrowachewski and John Wilson, performing a broad range of well known and less familiar concertos with many of the UK’s finest orchestras. His performance of Walton’s violin concerto with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra in 2015 was nominated for a Helpmann Award. Andrew’s playing has also been featured on many film and video-game soundtracks, including Disney’s ‘Fantasia’ game, which includes his performance of Vivaldi’s ‘Four Seasons’ with the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields. Andrew has also appeared recently in recitals around Australia with pianists Anna Goldsworthy, Piers Lane and Simon Tedeschi.

In 1999 Andrew was appointed first violinist of the internationally acclaimed Brodsky Quartet. A busy schedule saw the quartet perform and broadcast in their unique style all over the world. Amassing a repertoire of almost 300 works, they enjoyed collaborating with outstanding artists and commissioned many new works from today’s composers. Also famed for their iconic ‘cross-genre’ projects the quartet enjoyed barrier-breaking work with Elvis Costello, Björk, Paul McCartney and Sting. Andrew recorded more than fifteen albums with the quartet, many of which received industry awards such as “Diapason d’or” and “Choc du Monde”. Andrew has also appeared with numerous other chamber groups such as the Nash and Hebrides ensembles, the Logos Chamber Group, Kathy Selby and Ensemble Q.

Andrew is also in great demand as a concertmaster and orchestra director and has worked with all the major symphony orchestras in the UK and many further afield. In 2007 he became concertmaster of the BBC Symphony Orchestra, broadcasting frequently on BBC Radio and enjoying many appearances at the BBC

Proms including the famous “Last Night”. Joining the Philharmonia Orchestra in 2012 Andrew also led the ‘World Orchestra for Peace’ at the request of its conductor Valery Gergiev, and again in 2018 at the request of Donald Runnicles. In 2013, Andrew started in his current position of concertmaster of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.

In 2004 Andrew received an honorary Doctorate from the University of Kent for his services to music. He plays on a violin made in 1757 by G B Guadagnini; a generous loan to the Sydney Symphony Orchestra by Vicki Olsson for Andrew’s use.