Andrew Wilson began his cello studies with Denise Lawrence. Whilst
studying Geophysics at Macquarie University he toured around Australia
and internationally with the Australian Youth Orchestra and decided to
change to a career in music. He did further undergraduate studies with
Susan Blake at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music during which time he
performed the world premiere of Colin Brumby’s Cello Concerto and won
the Gosford City Orchestra Concerto Competition.
After a period working with the Sydney Symphony he studied overseas for a
year; first as a fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center and then undertaking
Postgraduate studies at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester
with Eduardo Vassallo.
Andrew has performed with orchestras both in Australia and abroad, including the Sydney Symphony, the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Halle Orchestra and the BBC Philharmonic. He currently plays regularly with the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra, where he has appeared as Guest Principal.
As an active chamber musician, Andrew plays with Kammer
Ensemble and is the founder and Artistic Director of Ensemble Vinifera.
Andrew has taught at several top Sydney schools including Ascham and Knox Grammar Schools and is an experienced chamber music and orchestral coach. He also arranges music for chamber ensembles.