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“What we heard was a marvel…the most convincing, gripping, sheerly beautiful realisation of Gruppen that I’ve heard.” – Paul Driver, The Sunday Times
Andrew studied conducting and orchestration with Denis McCaldin at Lancaster University and with Peter Stark at Trinity College of Music where he graduated with distinction and won the Ricordi Conducting Prize. Notable work has included Stockhausen’s rarely performed ‘Gruppen’, an appearance with the National Youth Orchestra Sinfonietta and the critically acclaimed ‘Medousa: A Miniature Opera’ for which he was composer and musical supervisor.
Andrew has worked with soloists Guy Johnston, Stephen Hough, Jennifer Pike and Peter Donohoe, amongst others, and has given the premiere of a new work for ‘DJ’ and ensemble by Gabriel Prokofiev. He has prepared music for film composer Debbie Wiseman, conductors Barry Wordsworth and Ed Gardner, and has performed alongside celebrities such as Jonathan Ross, Henry Kelly and the late Sir Terry Wogan.
In addition he has held teaching posts at Lancaster and Oxford Brookes Universities and is the long-standing conductor of the Junior Trinity Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Elstree Concert Band and St. Paul’s Sinfonia, the latter of which he has conducted in over a hundred concerts. In February 2004 Andrew was awarded first prize at the prestigious Allianz-Cornhill Musical Insurance Conducting Competition having received unanimous votes from both jury and orchestra. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
Artistic director and conductor of the Flora Sinfonie Orchester based in Cologne, Germany, Moon Doh recently completed his guest conducting season (2018) with the Akademisches Orchester Bonn in Germany. His latest collaborations include leading the WDR Funkhausorchester in Germany, Savaria Symphony Orchestra in Hungary and the Orchestra Giovanile Italiana in Italy.
Born in South Korea, Moon Doh grew up in the Philippines, Russia, and the US. At the age of nine he began cello and piano studies in Russia, performing with various youth and student orchestras across the globe. As he approached college, his multi-cultural upbringing initially led him to study economics and politics at Johns Hopkins University. While pursuing his studies, his work with refugees in Hungary and with children in underserved communities in Bangladesh allowed him to witness the important role music could play in the lives of children in developing countries. Inspired by this experience that bridged together his academic expertise and passion for music, he then obtained a bachelor’s degree in music composition from Sahmyook University in South Korea before moving to Germany to further pursue his conducting studies.
In recent years, he has worked with orchestras and ensembles across many countries: Duisburger Philharmoniker, Neue Philharmonie Westfalen, and Bergische Symphoniker in Germany; Malaga Philharmonic Orchestra in Spain; Sinfonietta Cracovia in Poland; Ruse Philharmonic Orchestra in Bulgaria; and Ensemble Insomnio in the Netherlands, to name a few. He was assistant conductor to the State Youth Orchestra of Hessen (Landesjugendsinfonieorchester Hessen) in 2017, conducting three sold-out concerts in Germany.
Moon has participated in renowned music festivals such as Accademia Chigiana in Italy and Bartok Festival in Hungary. His conducting mentors include Rüdiger Bohn, Peter Eötvös, Jorma Panula, and Manuel Hernandez Silva. He currently resides in Düsseldorf, Germany where he collaborates with orchestras and musicians of all levels. Since October 2019, Moon leads the U16 Orchestra of the Tonhalle, one of three youth orchestras that represent the city of Düsseldorf.