Described recently in the Observer as a ‘tremendous young conductor’, and recipient of the 2012 Leonard Ingrams Memorial Prize from Garsington Opera, John Andrews is increasingly in demand for his musical fluency, passion and skill.
He is Music Director of Stanley Hall Opera, and is conductor-in-association of the English Symphony Orchestra (with whom he will close this year’s English Music Festival). He has conducted several productions for English Touring Opera, and is on the music staff at Garsington Opera, Chorus Master of the Norfolk and Norwich Festival and a resident conductor at Opéra de Baugé. This Autumn he is conducting Co-Opera‘s tour of The Mikado.
Forthcoming – Spring 2013
Saturday 9 February, 2013
Sibelius: Karelia Suite
Greig: Piano Concerto in A minor
Sibelius: Symphony No. 2
Leicester Symphony Orchestra
7.30pm, De Montfort Hall, Leicester
Tuesday 12 February, 2013
G2M at IndigO2
Britten: Five Courtly Dances from Gloriana
THAMES Youth Orchestra
The O2 centre, Greenwich
Saturday March 23, 2013
An Opera Gala
Harpenden Choral Society, The Kings Sinfonietta
Julie Unwin, Olivia Ray, Charne Rochford, James Cleverton
7.30pm, Harpenden High Street Methodist Church
Welcome to the 2012-13 season, and to my new website which now includes audio and video. This year has some real treats in store. I’ve just had the huge pleasure of working with Dame Evelyn Glennie at the De Montfort Hall, and will be returning in May to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of the Queen’s Coronation and again July to celebrate the centenary of the hall itself with my my own Leicester Symphony Orchestra and the Leicester Philharmonic Choir.
I’m also really excited to be judging the Making Music Philip and Dorothy Green Awards this year at the RAM. Slightly daunted by the number of people we’ll be hearing, but very much looking forward to hearing the next generation of wonderful soloists, both vocal and instrumental.
I’m delighted to be conducting both sides of Sir Arthur Sullivan’s musical personality, his great Oratorio The Golden Legend with the English Symphony Orchestra and then Mikado with Co-Opera. At Garsington I’ll be working with Martin Andre and Olivia Fuchs on the atmospheric Hänsel und Gretel, which promises to be a magical experience in the woodland surroundings of Wormsley. Then for a complete contrast at Opéra de Baugé I’m conducting Donizetti’s razor-sharp comedy L’elisir d’amore.