Disability isn’t inability. Andrew Sherwood is one of those disabled kenyans who can play a violin , compose songs and sing for his fans and realy prove to the world that the end will justfy the means.
Andrew Sherwood (ARCM) was born in Kenya, Africa and was brought up in Zimbabwe as a child, where he suffered from childhood polio.
He moved to England having played the violin for three years and won a scholarship to the Royal College ofMusic where he studied violin and composition.
He studied violin with Antonio Brosa, Sylvia Rosenberg and later with Sascha Lasserson. He studied composition with Alan Ridout.
Since then he has played and conducted all over the world and had people like Howard Skempton composing music for him.
He is a Professor of Violin at Trinity College of Music and also adjudicates in musical competitions both in Britain and abroad.
Currently, he is the Director of Music for the Brighton Youth OrchestraTrust, Musical Director of the Musicians of All Saints,
Director of Choirs for the University of Brighton,
the Conductor of the Somerset County Youth Orchestra,
principal conductor for the European Youth Summer Music and conductor of the Brighton Youth Orchestra (who recently performed at the Royal Albert Hall as part of the Music For Youth 2008 School Prom).
Many of his earlier students and pupils are now professional musicians.