Andrew Baldwin

Andrew Baldwin (b.1986) is a graduate of the Royal College of Music, London under the tutelage of Alison Kay and Kenneth Hesketh, and the New Zealand School of Music, Wellington under the tutelage of Michael Norris, John Psathas and Dugal McKinnon. He was the recipient a Parnassus Award from the RCM for his collaboration with English National Ballet at The Place in Euston, London in May 2013.

His music has been widely commissioned, performed and recorded throughout New Zealand by established ensembles including the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Auckland Philharmonia, New Zealand Youth Choir, Southern Sinfonia and the New Zealand Secondary Students Choir, and by ensembles in Australia, Japan, UK, USA, and Germany. He has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Trusts Young Composers Award, the NZSSC Choral Award and the Edgecumbe Choral Award, and his music has been heard notably in Westminster Abbey, St Paul's Cathedral London, Brussels Cathedral and Paris’ Cathédrale de Notre-Dame as well as regularly broadcast on radio and TV. Recently his work Dawn: May 11, 1915 was announced one of the winning works in the Gallipoli Songs Competition and was broadcast by ABC Classic FM and Radio NZ Concert on the 100th Anniversary of ANZAC Day, and his combined orchestral & choral work O Te Pouri was commissioned and premiered by the London Mozart Players and Portsmouth Grammar School.

Andrew currently resides in London working as a freelance composer and is a member of the Holst Singers (dir. Stephen Layton). Upcoming composing projects include working with members of the Britten Sinfonia as part of their composers’ scheme, OPUS2016.


Port Song
Soprano & Piano
commissioned by Grace Neale
Chamber Ensemble
for Flute, Clarinet, Violin & Harp. Movement I: Aria, Movement II: Scherzo
Dawn: May 11, 1915
Baritone, Violin & Piano
One of six winning works in the Gallipoli Songs Competition (ABC Classic FM & Radio NZ Concert). PREMIERE BROADCAST: Saturday 25th April – Michael Lampard (Baritone), Zoe Black (Violin), Leigh Harold (Piano)
Les Vergers (The Orchards)
Soprano & Chamber Ensemble
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