Andrew Griffiths

A musician of rare versatility, Andrew Griffiths combines his role as Head Coach at the National Opera Studio with a busy freelance career in the worlds of opera and choral music.

A graduate of the Royal Opera’s Jette Parker Young Artist Programme, he has conducted productions for The Royal Opera, The Royal Ballet, Welsh National Opera, Opera North, Opera Theatre Company, Early Opera Company, Mid Wales Opera, Bampton Classical Opera, and Iford Festival Opera, worked at Glyndebourne, English National Opera, and Chicago Opera Theater, and appeared in concert with the Royal Northern Sinfonia, Orchestra of the Swan, Southbank Sinfonia, and Orpheus Sinfonia.

Andrew regularly broadcasts and performs with the BBC Singers, for whom his numerous engagements have included the world premiere of John Pickard’s Mass in Troubled Times. He is musical director of Kingston Choral Society and chamber choir Londinium, with whom he has released two highly acclaimed recordings on the SOMM label. He has for many years led choirs at Dartington Summer School, and has also worked with the BBC Symphony Chorus, Coro Casa da Música, the choirs at Dartington International Summer School, New London Chamber Choir, and Hong Kong’s Tallis Vocalis. He sings as a founder member of renowned vocal consort Stile Antico.

Recent highlights include conducting Semele for Opera Collective Ireland, Cecilia McDowall’s Da Vinci Requiem with Kingston Choral Society, Monteverdi’s Vespers at Dartington, works by Paul Patterson for Orchestra of the Swan, and working as assistant conductor/continuo for Theodora and Alcina at The Royal Opera.

Andrew Griffiths Credit Ben Mckee