Principal Flute – West Australian Symphony Orchestra; Former Principal – Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra; Hallé Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Australian Hometown: Perth
Education: Chetham’s School of Music; Royal Northern College of Music
Andrew studied at Chetham’s School of Music and the RNCM in Manchester. He has held principal flute positions with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Halle, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales and the West Australian Symphony Orchestra. He has also regularly appeared as guest principal flautist with the London Symphony, London Philharmonic, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Philharmonia, BBC Philharmonic, Bournemouth Symphony, City of Birmingham, Malaysia Philharmonic, China Philharmonic, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, London Chamber, Athens Camerata, Guangzhou Symphony, Auckland Philharmonic, Royal Scottish National, Scottish Chamber, English Chamber, Hebrides, John Wilson, QSO, SSO, AWO, and the Australian Chamber Orchestras.
Andrew has given master-classes at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Royal Academy, Royal College, UWA, WAAPA, ANAM, and in Hong Kong, Athens, Belgium, Poland, Manchester, Cardiff, New York, Brisbane, Cairns, Adelaide, and Sydney. Andrew has also been the flute tutor with AYO, NYOGB and NYOW.
Andrew Nicholson is a Global Ambassador for Trevor James Flutes, and plays on a Recital ST-3 Trevor James flute, with the British Flute Makers Guild head joint option.
Last updated 2023