Waterbeach Brass

A fun and friendly second section band in Cambridgeshire

Musical Director - Andrew Kershaw

Andrew Kershaw is a performer on Tuba and related historic instruments, conductor and teacher, playing with symphony orchestras, film and TV recordings, theatre productions and Brass Ensembles. His musical education was at the Royal Academy of Music and Trinity College of Music.

After Graduating he was appointed principal Tuba of the Opera House in Santiago, Chile, and then returned to the UK in 2007 to build a freelance career. Andy has played with many of the country's top orchestras including The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, The Royal Opera House Covent Garden, The Halle and the London Philharmonic Orchestra. He also regularly played for the West End production of Chicago and performs at The Royal Shakespeare Company and Shakespeare’s Globe

Andrew has a keen interest in historical performance and runs Queen Victoria’s Consort, he also plays for the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, appearing on the BBC documentary The Symphony, and with the Gabrieli Consort, including at the BBC Proms. He also enjoys the lighter side of music performance having toured the UK and USA with pop legend Elton John. Recent engagements have been with Chineke!, London Mozart Players and William Kentridge’s ‘The Head and the Load.’

Conducting Brass Bands is an important part of Andy’s work with successes and promotions of many bands across all sections and areas, Andy has been MD at Waterbeach Brass since April 2015.