Andrew Lees is a former member of both the Hallé and
BBC Philharmonic Orchestras playing viola. He was
first a member of the Roxburgh Quartet as the viola
player but had to stop after a playing injury. He was
delighted to be able to rejoin a few years later
however as 2nd violin.
Since returning to Edinburgh he has also concentrated
on solo playing, arranging, teaching and conducting.
He is the conductor of the Open Orchestra he has
conducted many other Edinburgh-based groups
including Edinburgh Grand Opera, Edinburgh Musical
Theatre and Edinburgh University Savoy Opera Group. However perhaps his most significant achievement to date is an arrangement of Rossini’s William Tell Overture for 40 violas and triangle.