Andrew Middleton is a composer, arranger/orchestrator and educator based in the North East of England. After completing his undergraduate degree in music at Newcastle University in 2010, Andrew went on to study his Masters in Music specialising in contemporary composition under the tutelage of Professor Agustin Fernandez and Dr Bennett Hogg. Since completing his Masters in 2012 Andrew went on to specialise in music education but continued to compose and has had the opportunity to work with a range of soloists, ensembles and composers including: the saxophonist Amy Dickenson, British composer Colin Matthews and the Kokoko Ensemble. In May 2019, Andrew was shortlisted for the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Young Composer in Association Programme; and in 2019 his orchestral composition, “A Tyneside Rhapsody,” was selected for the VII Encontro Internacionel de Cordes Call for Scores which was due to premier by the Orquestra Sinfônica de Limeria in June 2020.

As a first study flautist, Andrew has a passion for composing and arranging for wind ensembles. In June 2020, “ Scherzo” was selected by the Civitasolis Reed Quintet Reed Miniatures Call for Scores. Andrew is also currently working with the publisher Breitkopf & Härtel on transcribing the music of Jean Sibelius for Double Wind Quintet and has recently founded the Wind Quintet Network Facebook group to connect performers and composers who are passionate about music for wind quintet.