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As a guest conductor Manze has regular relationships with a number of leading orchestras including the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Munich Philharmonic, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Mahler Chamber Orchestra and the Scottish and Swedish Chamber Orchestras. Since September 2006 he has been Principal Conductor of the Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra in Sweden. In 2008 they made a successful tour of the USA with a programme which Manze had specially devised entitled ‘The Eroica Effect’. In 2010–11 Manze also assumed the role of Associate Guest Conductor of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.
After reading Classics at Cambridge University, Manze studied the violin and rapidly became a leading specialist in the world of historical performance practice. He became Associate Director of The Academy of Ancient Music in 1996 and then Artistic Director of The English Concert from 2003 to 2007.
Manze has released an astonishing variety of CDs, many of them award-winning. They include Mozart violin concertos, Handel arias with Mark Padmore, Mozart’s Eine kleine Nachtmusik, Vivaldi’s little-known Viennese La Cetra and a recently unearthed Biber Mass, as well as concertos by Bach, Handel and Geminiani. Manze’s long-standing collaboration with his duo partner Richard Egarr won great acclaim with their recordings of sonatas by Bach, Handel, Pandolfi, Rebel, Biber, Mozart and Schubert. These discs have won many prizes, among them two Gramophone Awards, three Edisons, the Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik, a BBC Music Magazine Award and a 2003 Grammy nomination.
Manze is a fellow of the Royal Academy of Music and a visiting professor at the Oslo Academy and has contributed to new editions of sonatas and concertos by Mozart and Bach published by Bärenreiter and Breitkopf & Härtel. He also teaches, edits and writes about music, as well as broadcasting regularly on radio and television.
Britten: Cello Symphony, Cello Sonata & Cello Suites
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Alphabetical listing of all musical works
|Allegro appassionato, Op 43 (Saint-Saëns)|
|Ballabile Movement 2 of Ballata and Ballabile, Op 160 (Stanford)|
|Ballata and Ballabile, Op 160 (Stanford)|
|Cello Concerto in D minor (Stanford)|
|Cello Concerto No 1 in A minor, Op 33 (Saint-Saëns)|
|Cello Concerto No 2 in D minor, Op 119 (Saint-Saëns)|
|Concerto-capriccioso in C minor (Dubois)|
|Irish Rhapsody No 3, Op 137 (Stanford)|
|Konsertstycke in C major, Op 1 (Wiklund)|
|La muse et le poète, Op 132 (Saint-Saëns)|
|Piano Concerto No 1 in B flat minor, Op 1 (Stenhammar)|
|Piano Concerto No 1 in E minor, Op 10 (Wiklund)|
|Piano Concerto No 2 in B minor, Op 17 (Wiklund)|
|Piano Concerto No 2 in D minor, Op 23 (Stenhammar)|
|Piano Concerto No 2 in F minor (Dubois)|
|Rondo for cello and orchestra in F major (Stanford)|
|Suite for piano and string orchestra in F minor (Dubois)|
|Symphony for cello and orchestra, Op 68 (Britten)|