Andrew has two passions in his life – music and Esperanto. Following piano lessons from about 8, he took up the violin at 11 and taught himself the cello at 14. The viola slotted in somewhere along the line, but the double bass didn’t arrive on the scene until much later, after he’d secured a peri post teaching the cello and double bass in Grimsby. He eventually became County Head of Strings for Humberside until that county was abolished. Beside the Boston Sinfonia, Andrew also plays double bass in the Grimsby Symphony Orchestra, the City of Peterborough Symphony Orchestra, the Lincoln Symphony Orchestra, and the Lincolnshire Philharmonia Orchestra. He finds time for all this orchestral work having left teaching after 29 years! He now works part-time as Office Manager with an Asphalt Company near Grimsby. Away from double bass playing and office work, Andrew speaks Esperanto fluently. His wife is Japanese, and Esperanto remains their home language after 30 years of marriage. One of his proudest achievements is that he was the chief editor of musical terms for the revised 1,264-page Fully Illustrated Esperanto Dictionary, published in 2002.