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Classical Music as the basis


Classical music is the basis, the foundation on which Andy and many other musicians build. Andy Miles was a solo clarinetist of the Hamburg Philharmonic, later on he became a solo clarinetist in the WDR Funkhaus Orchestra and he recorded more than hundred CDs as a principal clarinetist.

Many of his concerts begin classical, e.g. with the clarinet concertos of Mozart or Weber. And in the classical world he stands for interesting projects. 
Especially the project "Romanze" with the soprano Chen Reiss has provided international attention. Here Andy Miles recorded the "Hirt auf dem Felsen" by Franz Schubert and other songs by Franz Lachner, Louis Spohr and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart with the WDR Funkhaus Orchestra.


The CD with his duo partner Dirk Schultheis on the bassetthorn and the WDR Funkhausorchester is exceptional too. The concert pieces of Mendelssohn-Bartholdy are recorded in the original version, "Il Convegno" of  Almicare Ponchielli was sensitive orchestrated and on top the unknown and uncompleted quintet movement of Mozart is in this album. 

Andy Miles




Andy Miles studied classical clarinet in Bremen and Hanover, finally with Prof. H. Pallushek. In 1991 he was one of the youngest clarinetists in Germany to be a principal clarinetist, in the Hamburger Philharmoniker. Later he came to Cologne as principal clarinetist of the WDR Radio Orchestra.

Andy Miles is dedicated to chamber music and plays many solo performances as well. He is a sought-after teacher and plays concerts throughout the world.

Time and again he breaks musical boundaries and builds musical bridges. His "wild" past as a Saxophonist in Rockbands, as a Tinwhistlespieler in Folkbands, as a Clarinetist in various Jazzbands and, last not least as the Soloclarinetist of the Philharmonic State Orchestra Hamburg and Soloclarinetist of the WDR Radio Orchestra Cologne, allows him to move effortlessly through different music genres.


The press gave him the title: "Marco Polo of the clarinet" - a type of a new generation.





Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung



The musician, famous for his bridge building between classical and jazz music, returned to Duisburg for Jazz at the Philharmonic and was greeted in the Mercatorhalle with ovation after ovation...



Mindener Tageblatt



The audience was in euphoric emotion, who could resist this super soft Pianissimoculture?



Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung



Andy Miles stopped the time for a moment. The audience holds its breath before the soloist was showered with ovations...



Argus Capetown



The glowing sound of his clarinet simply warms the soul...




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