Andrew Haveron, Violin
Andrew Haveron has established himself as one of the most sought after violinists of his generation. The
highest British prize-winner at the prestigious 'Paganini' competition for the last fifty years, Andrew studied
in London at the Purcell School and the Royal College of Music. With unrivalled versatility Andrew is a highly
respected soloist, chamber musician and concertmaster.
As a soloist Andrew has performed concertos with conductors such as Sir Colin Davis, Sir Roger Norrington,
Jiří Bělohlávek, Stanislaw Skrowachewski, David Robertson and John Wilson, performing a broad range of
well known and less familiar repertoire with many of the UK’s finest orchestras.
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 collaborating with
outstanding artists and commissioning 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
groups such as the Nash and Hebrides ensembles, the Logos Chamber Group, Kathy Selby and the Omega
Andrew is also in great demand as a concertmaster and director and has worked with all the major
symphony orchestras in the UK and many further afield. In July 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. He has also been the leader of
‘The John Wilson Orchestra’ since its inception. Most recently, Andrew has taken up his new role as
concertmaster of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. Alongside his work in Australia this season Andrew will
also be appearing with orchestras in Singapore, Hong Kong and London and will also be touring with The
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields.
In 2004 Andrew received an honorary Doctorate from the University of Kent for his services to music.
He plays on a violin made for him in 2000 by the American luthier Sam Zygmuntowicz