Andrew Hines holds the position of Acting Assistant Principal Cello in the Opera Australia Orchestra
Andrew Hines was born in England, had his early education in Australia, and then returned to England in his teens to study at the Purcell School, the Royal Academy of Music, and finally the Guildhall School of Music with Prof. Stefan Popov. He also studied with the Amadeus, Borodin, LaSalle and Alban Berg Quartets.
On completing his studies Andrew became an active member of a number of chamber ensembles, touring Europe and the Far East with the Parnassus Ensemble, which recorded and broadcast in Italy and Germany to critical acclaim.
In 1992 he became a member of the Medea Quartet, who were Quartet in Residence at York University and Fellows of the Royal Academy of Music. Andrew performed as soloist in England and the Far East, and undertook freelance orchestral work in England and Scotland.
In September 2000 Andrew was appointed to a position with the Opera Australia Orchestra and is currently Acting Assistant Principal. Andrew plays on a Gagliano cello c.1807.