With a special affinity for Italian bel canto and English baroque, John Andrews has conducted over forty operas with companies including Garsington Opera, Opera Holland Park, English Touring Opera, Opera de Baugé and the Volkstheater Rostock in Germany. An exponent of neglected English music, he has recorded works by Sir Arthur Sullivan including The Light of the World and Haddon Hall, The Mountebanks (Gilbert/ Cellier) and The Judgement of Paris (Arne) for Dutton Epoch, and Sherwood’s Double Concerto and Cowen’s Fifth Symphony for EM Records. He is Principal Guest Conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra, and Conductor-in-Association with the English Symphony Orchestra.
John Andrews' first recording for Resonus Classics - Malcolm Arnold's The Dancing Master with the BBC Concert Orchestra - was nominated for a BBC Music Magazine Award in 2021.
'John Andrews conducts with grace and affection'