Andrea Brown

andrea_brownAndrea Brown is a prolific British Choral Conductor and Artistic Director. Conducting ‘with spirit and vitality –  and musical integrity always at its core’, Andrea has also directed and devised award-winning festivals and concert seasons across the globe.

Andrea is currently the Musical Director of the Esterhazy Singers, The Festival Chorus, and Associate Conductor of The Fourth Choir, North London Chorus and ENO Community Chorus. She founded Tippett Voices, a professional ensemble with recent concerts at St Georges Cathedral and the Imperial War Museum. Andrea works regularly as conductor with other choirs including the London Oriana Choir, Borough Chamber Choir, BBC Singers and the Southbank Centre’s Voicelab. In summer 2018 she conducted an award-winning contemporary opera ‘This is Not For You’ with Graeae Theatre Company at Greenwich and Docklands International Festival and Stockton Riverside International Festival, and also chaired the jury and held masterclasses at the Grand Prix Thailand choral competition 2018 in Bangkok.

Recently Director of Music at Morley College, she led a vibrant music department, offering accredited and non-accredited courses across the year to c5000 students.  During her time there she led a number of ground-breaking projects with organisations such as the Cadogan Hall, Royal Ballet, Southbank Sinfonia and the Southbank Centre. Highlights include conducting performances with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Singers, Voicelab and 400 students in Tippett’s ‘A Child of Our Time’ at the Royal Festival Hall. Andrea has also acted as Senior Consultant/Inspector for Teaching and Learning with Surrey Music Hub, Lambeth Music Hub and OFSTED.

Andrea co-founded the award-winning Women Conductors programme, designed to encourage, educate and promote women within the conducting profession, and continues as Consultant to the programme with the Royal Philharmonic Society.  An active member of the Association of British Choral Directors, Andrea chairs jury panels of choral competitions, and holds masterclasses for choirs and conductors in the UK, Europe and South East Asia.

Andrea was the Artistic Director of Various Voices, an international choral festival involving 60+ choirs performing at the Southbank Centre, and was awarded the Inspire mark from the London 2012 Olympics Committee.

With a background as a professional soprano, Andrea has performed and recorded in some of the finest concert halls across Europe including Theatre du Chatelet, Concertgebouw, Barbican Centre, Berliner Philharmonie and the Peristile in Split, Croatia, with ensembles Academy of Ancient Music, Chapelle du Roi and Ex Cathedra.

As part of her MA in Choral Conducting, Andrea was awarded the Alan Kirby Prize for Choral Leadership at the Royal Academy of Music, and scholarships for postgraduate Singing at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.