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Andrew Shulman

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Andrew Shulman born 1960 in London, England is an English cellist, conductor and composer He is currently the principal cellist of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra


  • 1 Career
    • 11 Performances
    • 12 Awards
    • 13 Recordings
    • 14 Conducting
    • 15 Composition
    • 16 Music education
  • 2 External links
  • 3 References


He was formerly principal cellist of the Philharmonia Orchestra, the Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra He was appointed principal cello of London's Philharmonia at the age of 22 by Riccardo Muti In 1989 he became the first British cellist to win the United States New England Conservatory/Piatigorsky Artist Award


He has performed cello concertos with the City of Birmingham Symphony, Utah Symphony, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, the Philharmonia, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Gothenburg Symphony and the Singapore Symphony

He also performed the Haydn D major, Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations and Strauss' Don Quixote at the Royal Festival Hall with Sir Simon Rattle, broadcast live on the BBC and the Hollywood Bowl with Esa-Pekka Salonen


He was the first Briton to win the New England Conservatory/Piatigorsky Artist Award, in 1990 He won the major cello prizes at the Royal College of Music and won the Suggia gift and two Countess of Munster Awards


He has recorded 26 CDs with the Britten Quartet EMI and Collins and has made solo recordings for Virgin Vivaldi and EMI Janáček He made a world premiere recording of Frederick Delius's complete cello works, and was solo cello on Elton John's Candle in the Wind 1997 Shulman has also arranged and recorded for American post-punk revival band Louis XIV and has been featured on their last three albums


As conductor, he has performed in Europe and the USA and has conducted the world premieres of several major works, as well as collaborating with some notable soloists, including Rafael Wallfisch, Colin Carr and Bernard d'Ascoli He was invited by the Britten-Pears Foundation to conduct the first performance of an important early work by Benjamin Britten, with the Britten-Pears Orchestra at Britten's Snape Maltings in Suffolk, England He has conducted the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, the Saloman Orchestra, the Brandon Hill Chamber Orchestra, The Jonkoping Orchestra, the Ambache Chamber Orchestra, the Peninsula Symphony Orchestra, the Leicester Symphony Orchestra, the Royal College of Music Symphony Orchestra, the Royal College of Music Chamber Orchestra, the Ulster Youth Orchestra, the Guildhall School of Music Chamber Orchestra and the Hertfordshire Symphony Orchestra


Shulman also composes, and recently premiered his Smaller Music For Strings in the UK, as well as collaborating with the German rock guitarist Uli Jon Roth in performances in Hollywood His electric cello rock instrumental HAND was a winner in the International Songwriting Competition of 2007

Music education

Shulman studied cello with Amaryllis Fleming, Joan Dickson and William Pleeth He received an 'Honorary RCM' from The Queen Mother in 1986, and subsequently became a professor at the Royal College of Music He has given masterclasses in Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, the Ukraine, the USA, South America, the Far East and New Zealand

After winning the New England Conservatory/Piatigorsky Artist Award in Boston, he returned to the USA to teach and give concerts Now residing in Los Angeles, he has given masterclasses at The Corwin Awards, USC, UCLA and The Aspen Music Festival He is a regular guest artist at the La Jolla Summerfest, Aspen, Las Vegas and Mainly Mozart summer music festivals, and last season recorded three new cello concertos written for him These were written by Christopher Stone, Nathaniel Levisay and Maria Newman He has premiered new sonatas and concertos by Broughton and Zigman and next season he premieres James Newton Howard's cello concerto with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra

External links

  • Official website
  • Discography
  • Concert Performances


  1. ^ a b "an interview with andrew shulman, part 2" instantencorecom Retrieved 15 October 2016 
  2. ^ "artists – Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra" lacoorg Retrieved 15 October 2016 
  3. ^ "Andrew Shulman – Cellist and Conductor" andrewshulmancom Retrieved 21 June 2015 
  4. ^ "Calendar Live – Help Wanted: Elite Musicians" andrewshulmancom Retrieved 15 October 2016 
  5. ^ "ACTUAL ARTICLE TITLE BELONGS HERE!" CBSi Retrieved 15 October 2016 – via findarticlescom 
  6. ^ HAND Archived 4 September 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ "International Songwriting Competition" Archived from the original on 23 April 2009 
  8. ^ "ACTUAL ARTICLE TITLE BELONGS HERE!" Aspen Music Festival Retrieved 15 October 2016 
  9. ^ "Christopher L Stone" Internet Movie Database Retrieved 15 October 2016 
  10. ^ "Nathaniel Levisay" Internet Movie Database Retrieved 15 October 2016 
  11. ^ "Maria Newman" Internet Movie Database Retrieved 15 October 2016 

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