Andrew Lorenz has enjoyed a varied and successful career as solo violinist, chamber musician, orchestral leader, teacher and conductor. A graduate of the NSW State Conservatorium of Music, he has been soloist with many of Australia's major orchestras including the Adelaide, Melbourne, Queensland and Sydney Symphony Orchestras, the Adelaide Chamber Orchestra and the Queensland Philharmonic Orchestra, and a former Associate Concertmaster of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. He has also lead a number of Australia's leading chamber groups, notably the New England Ensemble, Australian Piano Trio and Phoenix Ensemble with which he toured extensively throughout Australia, Europe, North America and Asia, also broadcasting for many of the world's major radio and television networks including BBC London, NHK Tokyo, Sender Freies Berlin, Suisse Romande Geneva and others.
Andrew has given national premieres of violin concertos by Arthur Benjamin, John McCabe and Joseph Myslivecek. In 2005 he gave the world premiere performance of Alexander Negerevich’s violin concerto, also released on CD. For thirty years he has taught at tertiary level at the Universities of New England, Adelaide and more recently, he was the Senior Lecturer in Violin and Viola at the University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba from 1986 to 2006 where he also conducted the USQ Orchestra and directed the McGregor Winter Chamber Music School. Andrew has also led for the Australian Opera, D’Oyle Carte Opera, London and the New Symphony Orchestra of London for the Nederlands Dance Company. He is currently a member of the Canberra Symphony Orchestra and leads Trio Empyrean. Research interests include the Australian violin concerto, for which he has received a Master of Philosophy.