If you would like to donate to Stoke Mandeville Spinal Research for our year of concerts celebrating Andrew Downes' 70th Birthday, please click here and use AD70 as the reference.
Many thanks from the Downes Family xx
Due to Covid-19, we are producing some online performances for #andrewdownes70:
Read the Write-Up of the Central England Ensemble #andrewdownes70 concert on February 8th 2020
More info on this exciting year of concerts ↓↓↓
View the beautiful documentaries below on the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra recordings of Andrew Downes' orchestral works.
Fantastic new video by Nigel Wood of 'Saxtet' of their 1991 premiere performance of Andrew Downes' Earth Dances for Saxophone Quartet:
Here is a sample track:
Multitrack Promotional Recordings by Paula Downes - complete playlist:
BBC Radio 3
"Ranks today among the internationally acclaimed personalities"
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
"Has an impressive command of his art"
"Modern tonal chamber music at its finest"
The Horn Call
"Of remarkable craftmanship and interest, his language is replete with that indefinable term, meaning"
Andrew Downes. Photo by Paul Cartwright