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Andrew Griffiths

Conductor

Biography

Andrew Griffiths studied under Martyn Brabbins, and trained at the National Opera Studio and Scottish Opera, before joining The Royal Opera as a Jette Parker Young Artist (2006–8). He returns to the Royal Opera House in the 2018/19 Season to conduct the new Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui work for The Royal Ballet.

He has established a reputation as a highly versatile conductor of an extremely wide repertory ranging from the early Baroque to the present. Opera credits include Rita and La serva padrona (The Royal Opera), Orlando (WNO), Hansel and Gretel (Opera North), Così fan tutte (Opera Theatre Company), the European premiere of Tarik O’Regan’s The Wanton Sublime (Grimeborn), and numerous productions for Iford Festival Opera and Bampton Classical Opera. He has also worked at Glyndebourne, ENO, Chicago Opera Theatre, with the BBC Symphony and Scottish Symphony Orchestras, and as an assistant and coach on numerous Royal Opera productions, including The Ring and the world premiere of Birtwistle's The Minotaur.

In concert he has conducted the Royal Northern Sinfonia, Early Opera Company, Orchestra of the Swan, Southbank Sinfonia and the Orpheus Sinfonia. A noted choral director, he regularly broadcasts with the BBC Singers, and has conducted the BBC Symphony Chorus, the choirs at Dartington International Summer School, Hong Kong's Tallis Vocalis, and the New London Chamber Choir. He is currently musical director of Londinium and Kingston Choral Society.