Andrew Penny

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Andrew Jonathan Penny MBE is a conductor born in Hull, England. He has recorded a complete cycle of Malcolm Arnold's symphonies.[1]

He graduated from the Royal Northern College of Music. As a postgraduate he studied with Sir Charles Groves.[2]

Since 1982 he has been Musical Director of the Hull Philharmonic Orchestra.[3] In November 1999 he directed two performances of Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 8, (The Symphony of a Thousand) as part of the Millennium celebrations in Hull.

He was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2014 Birthday Honours for services to music.[4]


  1. ^ "Sir Malcolm Arnold and his Nine Symphonies", Classical CD Review, July 2005, "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 11 April 2012. Retrieved 12 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "Every Picture Tells A Story: Andrew Penny". BBC. 23 September 2008. Retrieved 12 April 2012. 
  3. ^ "Penny, Andrew". Naxos Digital Services Ltd. November 2001. Retrieved 3 June 2009. 
  4. ^ "No. 60895". The London Gazette (Supplement). 14 June 2014. p. b23.