Andy Crick

Andy started playing the cello aged 7.  He grew up playing in various orchestras and chamber groups around Yorkshire. In 2006 he was awarded a place at the Royal Northern College of Music Junior Department where he studied with Chris Hoyle. In 2008 he gained a place at the RNCM as an undergraduate, studying under Jo Cole and then Chris Hoyle. During his time at the RNCM Andy was involved in masterclasses with cellists such as Karine Georgian, Ralph Kirshbaum, Gary Hoffman and Natalie Klein.

Andy has toured all over the UK and internationally with various orchestras and chamber ensembles including the European Music Festival in Neerpelt, Belgium where his string quartet was honoured with the highest award possible. He has appeared as a soloist, performing concertos with Harrogate Philharmonic Orchestra and Knaresborough Pro Musica.

Andy works as a professional freelance cellist all over the UK performing and recording with different orchestras, string quartets and ensembles. He also spends time arranging, teaching and giving talks to school children about being a musician.