Andrew Cottee is an award-winning composer, arranger and conductor with credits for film, television, theatre, the concert hall and recordings. Andrew is one of the most versatile and in-demand artists of his generation.
Recent credits include Seth MacFarlane’s hit TV show ‘The Orville’ for which he received ‘Best Original Score for Television’ from the International Film Music Critics Association in 2018. Andrew orchestrated ‘God Only Knows’ for BBC Music Day and ‘Mr Bean: The Animated Series’, and his work was featured on the CBS TV special in America ‘Sinatra 100’. Film credits include arrangements for the Universal Pictures 2016 release ‘Sing’ and orchestrations for the Bobby Darin biopic ‘Beyond the Sea’. In the theatre, Andrew received credit for his contribution as orchestrator for the hit Broadway production of ‘An American in Paris’. Andrew was the arranger and music director for a live production directed by Baz Luhrmann and for Kevin Spacey’s farewell gala concert at the Old Vic Theatre.
Andrew’s arrangements have been heard in concert halls across the world and have been performed by leading orchestras including the New York Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, Washington National Orchestra, Orchestre National de France and London Symphony Orchestra as well as at leading festivals including Ravinia and the BBC Proms. Andrew has arranged for Quincy Jones and was invited by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra to arrange and orchestrate a concert celebrating the lives and work of John Lennon and Paul McCartney. In 2017, Andrew arranged music for Bastille Day celebrations for the Orchestre National de France conducted by Valery Gergiev.
In the recording studio, Andrew was the orchestrator for Paul McCartney’s ballet Ocean’s Kingdom, premiered in New York and recorded for Decca. Andrew’s work has been recorded for Warner Music, and he was recently invited by Seth MacFarlane to write an album of original arrangements, which they recorded together at Abbey Rd Studios in London for future release.
Andrew is a graduate of the Royal College of Music. Andrew began his musical life as a percussionist performing with the London Symphony Orchestra, London Sinfonietta and BBC Big Band.