Andrew Briggs


Praised as “an artist with an already expanding reputation and a great future” (The Well-Tempered Ear); cellist ANDREW BRIGGS recently performed solo and in chamber music at the Festival Radio France Montpellier, Bridging Arts Music Festival (Nuremberg, DL); and at the Festival Internationale des Garrotxes (FR). Some notable moments from recent seasons include his performance of Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 at the Radio France Festival (Montpellier, FR); his solo and chamber music concerts at the Fontainebleau Festival (France); chamber music concerts with the Ensemble Calliopé (France); his performances of Dvořák’s Cello Concerto with several orchestras; principal cello of the Orchestre Symphonique de Bretagne and the Juilliard Chamber Orchestra; concerts at Carnegie Hall with the New York String Orchestra Seminar, chamber music concerts with the principal cello of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Gregor Horsch. After studying at Juilliard, Andrew moved to Paris as a recipient of the Harriet Hale Woolley Fellowship of the Fondation des États-Unis where he studied and performed works by Duport, Debussy and Poulenc. He then joined the Cité Internationale des Arts where he spent two years working on projects focusing on Beethoven’s cello works and world music with the Kimya Ensemble. He performs regularly as a soloist and in the sections of the Orchestre Philharmonique de la Radio France and the Orchestre National d’Île de France.