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Andrew West

Andrew West accompanies many of Britain’s leading singers, and is Artistic Director of the Nuremberg Chamber Music Festival, now in its fifteenth year. He and Robert Murray have appeared together at major British festivals such as Aldeburgh and Oxford Lieder, as well as in France and Germany. He has particularly long-established partnerships with Mark Padmore (concerts at Wigmore Hall, Vienna Konzerthaus, Lincoln Center New York) and flautist Emily Beynon (Edinburgh Festival, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, BBC Proms). His keen interest in contemporary music has led to world premiere performances of song-cycles by Alexander Goehr (with Roderick Williams), Thomas Larcher and Harrison Birtwistle (both with Mark Padmore). Recordings include flute works by Les Six with Emily Beynon (Hyperion); Strauss Lieder with Emma Bell (Linn); and Parry songs with James Gilchrist, Susan Gritton and Roderick Williams (Somm). He has made solo recital tours to South Africa, South America and the United States. His 2016 diary includes a return visit to the Australian Festival of Chamber Music, followed by further concerts in Melbourne and at Sydney Opera House; and a Schubert recital with Mark Padmore at the Library of Congress in Washington DC. Andrew West studied with Christopher Elton and John Streets at the Royal Academy of Music, where he is now a professor.