- Andrew Baldwin
- Born: 1986
Andrew Baldwin was born in Dunedin, New Zealand, and graduated with a First-class Honours degree in Composition from the New Zealand School of Music under the tutelage of Michael Norris, John Psathas and Stephan Prock.
Andrew is highly involved as a young composer within the New Zealand community. His music has been performed by the Southern Sinfonia, Auckland Philharmonia, New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, New Zealand Youth Choir and the New Zealand Secondary Students’ Choir, and he has been the recipient of numerous awards including the Trusts Young Composer of the Year, the Edgecumbe Choir Award, the NZSSC Choral Awards on several occasions and was a finalist in the NZSO Composer Workshops in 2005 & 2006.
Andrew was appointed Composer-in-Residence at Wellington Cathedral of St. Paul from 2006-2008, which resulted in several major performances of commissioned works. His anthem For The Fallen was performed in 2006 & 2007 at the National War Memorial Services broadcast by TV1, and his carol Lullay my liking was recorded by Radio New Zealand Concert at the Nine Lessons and Carols Service in 2009. Several of the works written during the Composer-in-Residency have been subsequently performed in Australia, the USA and Europe, including the Choir of Wellington Cathedral of St. Paul’s international tour to the UK & France, where they were performed in Westminster Abbey, Ely Cathedral, St John’s College Cambridge & Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris.
Andrew’s music is rapidly growing in popularity with choirs and instrumental ensembles overseas. In 2009 his music was performed in Germany, Japan, Australia, the USA and France. His latest commission A Lamentation was performed at the ANZAC Day Commemorations in Ypres, Belgium.
As well as composing, Andrew is a keen singer and is a member of the New Zealand Youth Choir and the Auckland Chamber Choir.
For more information about Andrew, visit www.andrewbaldwincomposer.com.Source: Andrew Baldwin, April 2010