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Andrew Wainwright

Andrew Wainwright
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Andrew Wainwright is a highly respected composer, arranger, designer and journalist. An award-winning composer, his music is performed internationally by brass bands, orchestras, wind bands and choirs. Andrew has been the recipient of 1st prize in the Grimethorpe Colliery Band’s 1st Annual Composition Competition (2023), River City Brass’s Composition Competition (2022), the RWCMD Cory Band Composition Competition (2018), and the New York Staff Band’s International Composers’ Competition (2017). In the same year he was commissioned to write two pieces by New York Philharmonic Brass for its annual Holiday Brass concert at David Geffen Hall. Andrew’s music featured three consecutive years in this concert series. In 2014 his composition, The Smoke that Thunders, was one of five finalists in the Salford International Composers’ Competition. Andrew first received acclaim for his compositional skills when in 1997 he came runner-up in television’s Performance, The Arts Channel’s Young Composer of the Year for Great Britain. Andrew’s music has been commissioned, performed and recorded throughout the world by numerous brass bands, orchestras and choirs. In addition, he has been commissioned to write solos for Beth Malovance, Brett Baker, Elmer Churampi, David Daws, David Childs, Chris Jeans, Craig Lewis, James Fountain, Les Neish, Michael Baker, Owen Farr and Sheona White, as well as several arrangements for ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent star Faryl Smith, winner of television’s The Voice (Mexico), Yuliana Martinez, and former BBC Radio 2 Choirgirl of the Year, Lucy Rhodes. In 2020 Andrew launched a publishing company called BrookWright Music - www.brookwrightmusic.com - where much of his work is now published, in addition to Boosey & Hawkes, Faber, Prima Vista Musikk, Lake Music and SP&S. Andrew’s music features on over 20 commercial recordings. In 2012, a CD of his music, Christmas Fantasia - The Music of Andrew Wainwright, was released by Virtuosi GUS Band and featuring Faryl Smith. For more information about Andrew’s music, please visit wainwrightmusicmedia.com