Andrew Huntriss was born in Glasgow, where his interest in music was encouraged from an early age by the choirmaster of his local church, and by his parents who are both orchestral musicians. After becoming a chorister at the age of eight, he received piano, theory and singing lessons, and began learning the bassoon aged twelve.
Upon leaving school he studied music and philosophy at the University of Birmingham, graduating with an Honours degree. He continued his studies in London at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where he was tutored by the bassoonists of the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Philharmonia; gaining a Masters in performance.
In 2006 he took the post of Co-Principal Bassoon of the ‘Orquestra do Norte’ in Portugal. Between 2007 and 2011 he won an apprenticeship with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and balanced a freelance playing career with teaching commitments; before he was offered the job with the Minas Gerais Philharmonic Orchestra. He has also worked with the City of London Chamber Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, RTE National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, English National Ballet, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and London Symphony Orchestra.