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.
Dawn: May 11, 1915
Les Vergers (The Orchards)
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Delighted that ClassicFM in the UK posted the video of my arrangement “a la maniere de Poulenc” on their Facebook page. Since doing so, the video has had over 100,000 views and almost 2,000 shares. You can listen to it and view the score here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stZoS-ak84g
This weekend will be very special and very poignant as Australians and New Zealanders all over the world pause to remember those who fought at Gallipoli 100 years ago. In the research for my Gallipoli pieces, reading through many many different sources, it has really hit home the huge sacrifice that was made for both[…]
I’ve had such a great almost 18 months collaborating with my good friend and fellow musician Dudley Benson on a very exciting project of mammoth proportions – I was so delighted that he wanted to work with me! We have been working on some exciting orchestrations which have just recently been recorded with the Southern[…]
I feel very fortunate to be a member of the Holst Singers – and our most recent concert was no exception to this opinion. Particularly exciting for me was that we got to perform Frank Martin’s Mass for Double Choir – a piece which I discovered a few years ago as a member of the[…]