Andrea BrownAndrea Brown is the conductor of the RWCMD Chamber Choir, the Exeter Festival Chorus, and the Somerset Chamber Choir. Andrea works regularly as conductor with other ensembles including the BBC Singers, The Festival Chorus, London Oriana Choir, the Fourth Choir, the BBC Concert Orchestra and London Philharmonic Orchestra.
Recent work includes concerts in Berlin with hortus vocalis, Elgar’s ‘Dream of Gerontius’ at Exeter Cathedral and the critically acclaimed ‘Memorial’ with Tippett Voices at the Barbican Centre, London. Most recently she was Conductor and Musical Director of the acclaimed ‘The Paradis Files’ a commission by Errollyn Wallen with BBC Concert Orchestra and Graeae Theatre Company, with the world premiere and Radio 3 broadcast from the Queen Elizabeth Hall and subsequent UK tour.
Andrea is the Head of Choral Conducting at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, leading and teaching on the postgraduate programmes. Currently Visiting Professor of Choral Conducting at the Janacek Academy of Music and Performing Arts, Czechia, Andrea was recently Associate Choral Conducting Examiner at the Royal Academy of Music, London.
She co-founded the award-winning Women Conductors and Wavelength programmes, both designed to encourage, educate and promote women within the conducting profession. Andrea chairs jury panels of choral competitions, and holds masterclasses for choirs and conductors in the UK and abroad.
Formerly a soloist and consort singer, she has performed and recorded at some of the finest concerts halls around the world with a range of top-class ensembles, including the Academy of Ancient Music, Chapelle du Roi, Ex Cathedra and Coro Cervantes. Operatic and concert performances include Opera Chatelet, Shakespeare’s Globe, Split International Festival, Spitalfields Festival, Utrecht Early Music Festival and the BBC Proms.
Andrea is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and was elected an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music in recognition of significant contribution to the field of Choral Conducting.