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Andrew was introduced to music at the age of three by his first teacher, Wallace Galbraith MBE, and went on to study at the RSAMD junior school under Jerre Gibson from the age of seven until leaving school at sixteen.

Over the years he has led the Kelvin Ensemble, the Ayrshire Symphony Orchestra, the Cambridge Graduate Orchestra, the Chamber Musicians of Cambridge and he currently leads the Cambridge Camerata and co-leads the City of Cambridge Symphony Orchestra.

Trio

Andrew has a very keen interest in chamber music, and formed the Cambridge Graduate Chamber Ensemble to give recitals and entertain formal functions. With them he has played to many dignitaries, including the Duke of Edinburgh and the Prime Minister of India. In their new guise as the Skeldon Ensemble, they gave their inaugural recital in Strasbourg, in August 2008. He is currently recording a CD of Brahms and Berkeley horn trios for release under the Vivace Arts label.

Andrew plays on a violin made by his grandfather, George Weir, which he built when he was seventeen years old so that he could learn the fiddle and join a Scottish country dance band. Eighty years later, his grandson has followed in his footsteps, and uses his instrument to play with the Karl Sandeman Trio on the dancing circuit throughout the south-east of England.