Andrew Joyce
Principal Cellist of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Joyce, was born in Norwich in England. Passionate about music from an early age, at 11 he went to London to pursue his musical studies at the Purcell School of Music with Amanda Truelove and Michal Kaznowski. He continued studies at the Royal College of Music with Alexander Boyarsky and the Musikhochschule Lübeck with Troels Svane, as a holder of the coveted DAAD Scholarship.
Before joining the NZSO in Septmeber 2010, Andrew spent five years freelancing in London, during which time he performed all over the world with the London Symphony & London Philharmonic Orchestras. He also played as Guest Principal with Northern Sinfonia, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
A dedicated chamber musician, Andrew performed regularly with pianist Simon Watterton, the Bartholdy Trio and the Jigsaw Players and he continues to perform with the Puertas Quartet both in the UK and in New Zealand, with further tours planned for 2012 and 2013.
He plays an old English cello by Thomas Dodd, c.1800, kindly loaned to him by Old and New Strings Ltd