The conductor and musical director of NCWO is Andrew Mallon.
Andrew Mallon was born in the town of Greenock, on the west coast of Scotland. Andrew studied at the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) where he achieved a BMus (honours) degree and studied Tuba under Brian Kingsley, Robin Haggart and Ewan Easton as well as participating in master-classes with James Gourlay, Les Neish, Jens Bjorn-Larsenand and Kristian Steenstrup. Andrew was also a recipient of the Philip Jones Memorial Prize for brass with his Brass Quintet, Arcane Brass.
Andrew had played with many renowned orchestras such as the Hallé Orchestra, the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, the Skipton Camerata and the RNCM Symphony Orchestra, working with conductors such as Esa-Pekka Salonen, James Lowe, Mark Heron, Clarke Rundell and Chris Adey.
He has also worked with a number of brass and wind bands such as the Black Dyke Band, the Brighouse and Rastrick Band, Foden’s Band, Inverclyde Schools Wind Orchestra and the West of Scotland Schools Concert Band. As a conductor, Andrew has worked with orchestras and ensembles throughout the North of England and Scotland.