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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 conductor-in-association of the English Symphony Orchestra, on the senior music staff at Garsington Opera, Chorus Director of the Norfolk and Norwich Festival and a resident conductor at Opéra de Baugé. He is conductor of Co-Opera’s touring production of The Mikado, and in July conducted Garsington Opera’s production of Hansel and Gretel at West Green House. He has conducted the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the National Symphony Orchestra as well as productions for English Touring Opera and  Stanley Hall Opera. This year he is recording the Shakespearean incidental music of Sir Arthur Sullivan with the BBC Concert Orchestra and the BBC Singers.

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Forthcoming – February 2015

 

World Premiere recording

Sir Arthur Sullivan: Complete Incidental Music to ‘Macbeth’ and ‘The Tempest’

BBC Concert Orchestra
The BBC Singers

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Reviews

 

It became clear from John Andrews’s sparkling conducting of the overture that we were…in for a musical treat…Unmodified rapture from start to finish.
Hugh Canning, Opera

John Andrews conducted with precision, but also with admirable, rare flexibility, and carried his singers with him… 
Michael Tanner, The Spectator

La partition est dirigée avec fougue par John K. Andrews, très jeune chef régulièrement invité à Baugé dont le premier des exploits est de mettre en valeur une formation d’une trentaine de musiciens qui exécutent la musique de Puccini avec la ferveur d’un grand orchestre.
Catherine Jordy, www.forumopera.com

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