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Andrew Wainwright

Andrew Wainwright is the Composer in Residence to Virtuosi GUS Band (UK) and Artistic Advisor to The Illinois Brass Band (USA). Andrew’s music is regularly performed by brass bands, wind bands, orchestras and choirs internationally and features on over 20 commercial recordings, including a CD of entirely his music, ‘Christmas Fantasia – The Music of Andrew Wainwright’, recorded by Virtuosi GUS Band. In 2017 he was commissioned by New York Philharmonic Brass to arrange two pieces for their annual ‘Holiday Brass’ concert, and in addition has received commissions from internationally renowned brass soloists including Brett Baker, David Daws, David Childs, Chris Jeans, Craig Lewis, James Fountain, Les Neish, Michael Baker and Sheona White, and ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent star Faryl Smith, former BBC Radio 2 Choirgirl of the Year, Lucy Rhodes and Yuliana Martinez (winner of television’s ‘The Voice’ – Mexico). In late 2017, Andrew was awarded 1st prize in the New York Staff Band’s inaugural Composers’ Contest for his work, ‘Fearless’, and in 2014, his composition ‘The Smoke That Thunders’ was selected as a finalist in the Salford International Composer’s Competition. In 1997 Andrew was a finalist in television’s Performance, The Arts Channel’s Young Composer of the Year for Great Britain.

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