Andrew Manze

Manze has released an astonishing variety of CDs, many of them award-winning. They include Mozart violin concertos, Handel arias with Mark Padmore, Mozart’s Eine kleine Nacht Musik, Vivaldi’s little-known Viennese La cetra and a recently unearthed Biber mass, as well as concertos by Bach, Handel and Geminiani. Manze’s long-standing collaboration with his duo partner Richard Egarr won great acclaim with their recordings of sonatas by Bach, Handel, Pandolfi, Rebel, Biber, Mozart and Schubert. These discs have won many prizes, amongst them two Gramophone Awards, three Edisons, the Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik, a BBC Music Magazine Award and a 2003 Grammy nomination.

Manze is a fellow of the Royal Academy of Music and a Visiting Professor at the Oslo Academy and has contributed to new editions of sonatas and concertos by Mozart and Bach published by Bärenreiter and Breitkopf and Härtel. He also teaches, edits and writes about music, as well as broadcasting regularly on radio and television.

Credit: Benjamin Ealovega.