Andrew graduated from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow in 2012, where he attended the Alexander Gibson Opera School and studied with George Gordon and Kathleen McKellar Ferguson. Awards at the RCS included the David Knox Memorial Prize, the Governor’s Recital Prize for Singing, and the Florence Veitch Ibler Prize for Oratorio Singing. Andrew was also the first RCS student to win the Joaninha Trust Award for Singing. While at the RCS, roles included Papageno Die Zauberflöte, Don Carlos in Prokofiev’s Betrothal in Monastery, Badger Cunning Little Vixen (joint production with Scottish Opera/RCS), Matveyev War & Peace, which was performed both in Scotland and Russia (joint production with Scottish Opera/RCS), Antonio Le Nozze di Figaro, Coppelius Les Contes d’Hoffmann and Captain Eugene Onegin; opera scenes included title role Billy Budd, Marcello La Bohème and Golaud Pelléas et Mélisande. Andrew also created the role of Duncan in the European première of Tom Cunningham’s chamber opera The Okavango Macbeth (recorded on Delphian Records). At the RCS, Andrew participated in masterclasses with Sir Thomas Allen, Malcolm Martineau, Lisa Milne, Jane Eaglen and Roderick Williams. Recent engagements include title role Gianni Schicchi for Opera Bohemia, Thoas Iphigénie en Tauride in St Andrews, Elijah in Cupar, The Apostles with St Andrews Chorus, covering the role of The Pirate King The Pirates of Penzance for English National Opera, St Matthew Passion in Ayr, Mozart Requiem at the Royal Albert Hall and Guglielmo Cosi fan tutte for Clonter Opera.
Notable concert engagements have included Belshazzar’s Feast with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Messiah at Usher Hall, Edinburgh, Howard Goodall’s Eternal Light with the Ulster Orchestra in Belfast and Christus in James Macmillan’s St John Passion at the Association of British Choral Directors conference. Andrew has also been heard on BBC Radio 3 performing Finzi’s Let Us Garlands Bring as part of the Crear Scholarshipwith Malcolm Martineau, Vaughan Williams’ Five Mystical Songs and Eternal Light with the National Youth Choir of Scotland.
Andrew has been a Scottish Opera Robertson Trust Emerging Artist since the 2012/2013 season, where his roles have included Marchese d’Obigny La Traviata, Bottom A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Samuel The Pirates of Penzance. Recent engagements include Garibaldo Rodelinda, Notary Don Pasquale and Yamadori in the new David McVicar production of Madama Butterfly, all for Scottish Opera, as well as concert engagements throughout the UK including Handel Judas Maccabeus and Vaughan Williams Dona Nobis Pacem. Engagements in 2015/2016 include Morales Carmen for Scottish Opera, Fauré Requiem, Brahms Requiem, Mendelssohn Elijah, Mahler Kindertotenlieder and Vaughan Williams Five Mystical Songs in Aberdeen.
Subsequent engagements include Lakai in Ariadne auf Naxos for Opéra National de Lorraine, Nancy.