Peninsula Symphony

Andrew Shulman

Andrew Shulman, the first British musician to win the prestigious 'Piatigorsky Artist Award', comes from London, England. He has performed extensively throughout Western and Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, North and South America, Asia, The Far East and Australasia. As conductor, he has led the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, the Haydn Chamber Orchestra (London), the Britten-Pears Orchestra (Aldeburgh), the Brandon Hill Chamber Orchestra (Bristol), the Saloman Orchestra (London), the Jonkoping Orchestra (Sweden), the Ambache Chamber Orchestra (London), the Leicester Symphony Orchestra (England) and the Hertfordshire Philharmonic Orchestra (England).

In his professorial role his talents as an orchestral trainer have been utilized by such institutions as the Royal College of Music Symphony Orchestra (London), the Royal College of Music Chamber Orchestra (London), the Royal College of Music String Ensemble (London), the USC Symphony and Chamber Orchestras (Los Angeles) the University of Leicester Symphony Orchestra, the Norfolk and Norwich Youth Orchestra, The Guildhall School of Music Symphony and Chamber Orchestras (London) and the Ulster Youth Orchestra (Ireland).

The Daily Telegraph writes “A wonderfully atmospheric performance that caught changing moods splendidly, ending with a storm that was often frightening in its intensity (Britten’s ‘Four Sea Interludes’ from Peter Grimes)...Andrew Shulman guided his forces with skill, and we heard sumptuous tone from the upper strings, colourful woodwinds, horns and brass all making very positive contributions to this often very moving performance”

In the field of opera, he has conducted Mozart's 'Marriage of Figaro' and 'Cosi Fan Tutte' in highly successful new productions at the Theatre Royal, Bristol, England. He has also conducted many successful concerto performances with artists such as Thomas Bowes, Roberto Cani, Colin Carr, Raphael Wallfisch, Bernard D’Ascoli, Tereza Stanislav and Elizabeth Layton.

Shulman's immense experience as conductor, soloist, chamber musician, recording artist (over 40 CDs as soloist, conductor and chamber musician) and college professor is unique. As cellist, Shulman has performed all the major 'cello concertos with the Philharmonia Orchestra, the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, the City of Birmingham Symphony, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and orchestras all over Europe and the Far East, as well as giving recitals in such places as the Wigmore Hall, London, The Royal Palace in Stockholm, and Buckingham Palace, London (performing 'The Swan' with the Prima Ballerina of the Bolshoi, in the presence of The Prince of Wales). He has also performed Strauss' great tone poem 'Don Quixote' twice at the Royal Festival Hall, London (with Sir Simon Rattle) and the Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles (with Esa-Pekka Salonen). He has also directed the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, the London Chamber Orchestra and the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra in concerto performances from the solo cello chair.

Since making his home in the Santa Monica Mountains he has given many masterclasses, among them those at the University of Southern California (where he is a professor), UCLA, the Corwin Awards Masterclasses, MTAC, etc., and has appeared at many international summer festivals, including Aspen, La Jolla, Edinburgh, Bath, Cambridge, Cheltenham, City of London, Mainly Mozart, Ojai, Las Vegas, Blue Mountain, Kuhmo, Sonoma, Lucerne and Salzburg.

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