ANDREW SHULMAN’s career as cellist and conductor has taken him all over the world.
As conductor, Shulman has performed extensively in the United Kingdom, Germany, Ireland, and Scandinavia. He is a regular guest conductor with the Britten-Pears Orchestra; the Ambache, Haydn, and Brandon Hill chamber orchestras in London and Bristol; and the Salomon and Jönköping orchestras in the U.K. and Sweden. He has conducted the world premieres of several major works, including the first-ever performance of a previously unpublished work by Benjamin Britten with the Britten-Pears Orchestra. In the field of opera, he has conducted Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro and Così fan tutte at the Theatre Royal in Bristol.
As soloist, Shulman has performed all of the major cello concertos with orchestras in Europe, the U.S., and the Far East, including the Philharmonia Orchestra; the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields; the Los Angeles and Royal Liverpool philharmonics; and the City of Birmingham, Utah, and Singapore symphonies. He also directed the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields and the London Chamber Orchestra in concerto performances from the solo cello chair.
Shulman studied cello, composition, and conducting at London’s Royal Academy and Royal College of Music. He became a professor at the historic Royal College of Music in 1986, has given master classes all over the world, and this year joined the faculty at USC. He was bestowed with an Honorary RCM by HRH The Queen Mother and is the first British winner of the prestigious Piatigorsky Artist Award. He has also recorded over 25 CDs with EMI as cellist of the Britten Quartet.
Formerly the principal cello of the Philharmonia Orchestra, the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Shulman joined the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra as principal cello in 2008.