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Honour IIIQuays Culture

The Sword in the StoneFor orchestra and narrator

VindicisSynctracks Productions

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“With his undoubted imaginative creative drive, Andrew’s musicianship displays a high level of craftsmanship and imagination.”

Dr David Fligg, Leeds College of Music.


A Manchester born composer, musical director and animateur Andrew J Smith’s work spans multiple genres with equal prominence and capability. Whether it’s contemporary classical, music theatre, popular music, opera, dance, education or television, Andrew has “real accessible” music at the heart of all he does.

Andrew has worked for some of the country’s finest ensembles, arts organisations and media companies, including The Halle Orchestra, Manchester Camerata, Opera North and the BBC.

On this website you can find more about Andrew’s career and services, as well as listen to extracts from some of his catalogue.


The key to your success was the level of participation you had from everyone in the room - such a great way to inspire people to engage with classical music.
Sheffield Music Hub
"The best musical event I have seen in 20 years of teaching in a primary school."
Headteacher / St Mary’s School Chester
I was particularly moved by the opera, it will be one of those moments that will stay close to my heart forever: so uplifting and moving as well as being extremely motivational.
Assistant Chief Nurse
Division of Medicine & Clinical Support
"I have rarely found a speaker that has been described as inspirational by so many people. Thank you!"
Debbie Doughty
Ascribe Ltd
"Andy fully involves the young people in the compositional process so they have a strong sense of ownership."
Dr Paul Whittaker
Music and the Deaf
"At a classroom level, this fantastic, inclusive project proved to be transformative from the moment that the children became involved and by the time we got to the performance the positive change in the children was truly astonishing to see..."
Teacher / Manchester Camerata Project
"Andy Smith has become one of our most valued animateurs; he strikes exactly the right balance between informality and authority with young people, and his enthusiasm and imagination are always infectious and inspiring."
Nick Ponsillo
Manchester Camerata
"The Honour composition is a very special, ingenious, anthemic piece."
Choir Member / Honour
"A musical treat… Beautifully harmonised."
OK Magazine
"The difficult and important thing is to be able to achieve a genuine, creative and expressive piece of music. This was, I felt achieved last Friday and it reflects the talent and creativity of Andy Smith."
Dr Philomena Alston
P M Consultancy
"The course led by Andy Smith was superb and I was so inspired."
Participant / Sing Up North West
Thank you for your inspirational work with the children and students that culminated in a performance with a mega wow factor. I have seen some magical moments in rehearsal when ideas and music come together under your guidance.
Lady Angela Burton
Phillip Barker Charity
"The week at Channings Wood HMP was challenging in many different and unexpected ways, and was also a remarkable success. In particular Andy's music, and the way he generated it with the men, gave the project terrific cohesion. He communicates brilliantly with a group and manages to generate great music effortlessly."
Tim Yealland
Artistic Associate, Education / English Touring Opera
"It was inspirational to see how you managed to get the children working towards such a compelling story that was so well received."
Ant McCarthy
Cheshire Fire Service
Creative unpacking of a well known classical piece - very inspiring.
Primary School Teacher
"Honour was such an emotional piece of music – very moving."
Audience Member / Honour
"With his undoubted imaginative creative drive, Andrew's musicianship displays a high level of craftsmanship and imagination."
Dr David Fligg
Principal Lecturer of Classical Music / Leeds College Of Music


If you want to talk through an upcoming project drop me an email using the address below.

E: andy@ajsmusic.co.uk