"This is what performance is all about."
Described by the "American Record Guide" as having "Sensitivity, vigour and taste in equal proportions", Andy has given concerto and recital performances throughout Scandinavia and Europe including a live performance of Elgar's violin sonata on Polish television. He is also a regular recitalist at the Duke of Westminster's country home Eton Hall.
After leaving his position as Assistant Leader with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra Andy is now the Associate Leader of Opera North. He was also the Leader of the Performing Arts Symphony Orchestra for many years playing concertos and showpieces to audiences of over 16,000 people.
As a keen exponent of contemporary music he has commissioned and recorded many new works and his NWE's recording of Kevin Malone's "18 Minutes" was chosen by Naxos to represent one of their Top 20 tracks from their catalogue of 2 million. In 2019 Andy will be premiering Malone's Violin Concerto with the Orchestra of Opera North and plans are afoot to tour it to the Ukraine and America.
Andy taught at Chetham's School of Music for 15 years as well as at Manchester University. He also taught privately for Sir Yehudi Menuhin and was invited to accept a post at his specialist school.
Andy also conducts, arranges for and presents the Andy Long Orchestra where he indulges his passion for the light music and easy listening genres. His arrangements of popular classics have made them regular features at corporate events and at the Bridlington Spa Grand Ballroom.
His landmark recording with Ian Buckle of music for violin and piano by Sir Edward German was released worldwide reaching number 78 in the classical download charts. Their new recording of three sonatas by Humphrey Procter-Gregg is due for release next year.