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.