Andrew Arthur | conductor & fortepiano
Andrew Arthur enjoys a busy and varied freelance career that has seen him perform extensively throughout the United Kingdom and on tour across Europe, South Africa, Canada and the USA. Best-known for his work in the field of historically informed performance, he is in great demand as a director, soloist, accompanist and continuo player, working with many of the UK’s leading period-instrument orchestras and professional choirs. Andrew’s concerto, recital and chamber- music engagements encompass organ, harpsichord and fortepiano literature and his multifarious CD recordings as both keyboard-player and conductor have been met with wide critical acclaim.
Andrew continues to hold long-term positions as Associate Director of The Hanover Band and as a Director and Principal Keyboardist at the Carmel Bach Festival in California where he and Peter Hanson perform together regularly as a duo partnership and within numerous instrumental ensembles. Andrew is also Musical Director of his own period- instrument ensemble and vocal consort, Orpheus Britannicus, with whom he records for Resonus Classics; in 2019, the ensemble was nominated for an International Classical Music Award.
Alongside his performing activities, Andrew is Fellow, Director of Music and Director of Studies in Music at Trinity Hall, Cambridge where, in addition to his College responsibilities, he is also an Affiliated Lecturer in the University’s Faculty of Music, Coordinator of the University’s Organ Scholarship Scheme and Chairman of the University’s Organ Scholars’ Forum. Amongst his diverse portfolio of musical activities in Cambridge, he works throughout the academic year training the Organ Scholars and conducting the Chapel Choir at Trinity Hall with whom, in addition to their regular schedule of services in the College Chapel, he undertakes a number of concerts, recordings and foreign tours.