Since winning the special ‘Orchestra Prize’ at the Bela Bartok Opera Conducting Competition in 2005, and completing his doctorate at Cambridge in 2007, John Andrews has been increasingly in demand for his musical fluency, passion and skill.
He is Music Director of Stanley Hall Opera, where this year he is conducted a double-bill of Pagliacci (Leoncavallo) and The Impressario (Mozart) and will conduct Rossini’s Le Comte Ory next year. He regularly conducts the English Symphony Orchestra and after a rapturously-received performance of Parry and Delius at the English Music Festival this Summer, they will close the Festival in 2013 with Sir Arthur Sullivan’s ‘the Golden Legend’. He has just been appointed Chorus Master of the Norfolk and Norwich Festival with whom he is preparing Verdi’s Requiem and he recently worked on Opera Rara‘s recording of Donizetti’s Caterina Cornaro as well as rehearsing the BBC Concert Orchestra for their ‘Comedy’ Prom. This summer he also conducted Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini) for Opera de Baugé and worked on Garsington Opera‘s production of Don Giovanni.