Andrew Ashwin, Baritone

Baritone Andrew Ashwin has so far enjoyed a fifteen-year professional singing career, a decade of which was spent on the international opera circuit. He has performed operas, concerts, galas and recitals across the UK, Europe, and further afield.

Andrew is equally at home on the oratorio and recital circuit. He has sung much of the oratorio repertoire, particularly that of Handel, Bach, Mozart and Haydn.

He has sung under the baton of many well-known conductors, including Sir David Willcocks, Christoph von Dohnányi, Bernard Haitink, Yves Abel, David Temple, Paul Spicer and Jan Latham Koenig. He has shared the opera and concert stage with singers such as Jonas Kaufmann, James Bowman, Catherine Bott, Jose Cura and many more.

As a child in Newcastle, Andrew discovered music through piano and trombone lessons, before finding his voice in his teens. He went on to gain a Bachelor of Music degree at The University of Birmingham and was a post-graduate student at the Royal College of Music in London, studying with Russell Smythe. He attained the distinguished LRSM (Licentiate of the Royal Schools of Music) diploma with Distinction in 2004, and a further post-graduate diploma at the Vlaamse Opera Studio in Gent, Belgium.