Andrew Wainwright

Andrew Wainwright is an award-winning composer whose music is performed by brass bands, wind bands, orchestras and choirs around the world. His music 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 2018 he was awarded 1st place in the RWCMD Cory Band Composition Competition with his piece 'The Spirit of St. Louis', while the previous year Andrew's composition, 'Fearless', was voted as the winner of the New York Staff Band's inaugural international composers' competition. 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, hosted by Philip Smith and featuring guest soloist Doc Severinsen. 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.

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