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About Andrew Gourlay

British conductor Andrew Gourlay was born in Jamaica, and spent his youth in the Bahamas, the Philippines, Japan, and England. He studied trombone and piano, and in his twenties he performed as a trombonist with the Philharmonia Orchestra, the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, the Hallé Orchestra, the London Symphony Orchestra, the London Sinfonietta, and the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra. He studied at the Royal Northern College of Music and the University of Manchester, and took up conducting when he attended the Royal College of Music, where he was an assistant for Bernard Haitink and Roger Norrington. He won the first prize of the Cadaqués Orchestra International Conducting Competition in 2010, and shortly afterwards served as an assistant to Mark Elder for two years. Gourlay became the principal guest conductor of the Castile and León Symphony Orchestra in Valladolid in 2014, marking the orchestra's 25th anniversary, and became its music director in 2016. He has also conducted many other orchestras internationally, including the London Sinfonietta, the San Diego Symphony Orchestra, the Bremen Philharmonic Orchestra, the Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the Ulster Orchestra, the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, the Australian Youth Orchestra, the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, the Royal Flanders Philharmonic Orchestra, the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, and the Bordeaux Aquitaine National Orchestra. He has recorded for Champs Hill Records and NMC. ~ Blair Sanderson



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