Born in 1985 in the Scottish West Highland town of Oban, Andrew grew up in the nearby village of Connel, gaining his formative education at Achaleven Primary School and Oban High School.
Andrew is currently studying as a Fulbright Scholar for his Doctorate of Musical Arts (DMA) in Piano Performance at the Eastman School of Music (New York) under the guidance of Professor Barry Snyder, having previous studied with Mark Ray, Alexander Melnikov and Carole Presland at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, UK. While at the RNCM, Andrew graduated with both his Masters of Music in Performance with Distinction and his Bachelor of Music with First Class Honours. He has gained a wide variety of scholarships and awards and has won many prizes, including first prize in the RNCM Concerto Competition and third prize twice in the RNCM Recital Prize Competition.
Recent concerto performances include Beethoven ‘Emperor’ Concerto, Shostakovich Piano Concerto No. 1, Mozart Piano Concerto in A Major K.488 and both Bartòk’s Third Piano Concerto and Ravel’s G Major Piano Concerto with the RNCM Symphony Orchestra. Andrew has played in many venues throughout the UK, USA, Canada, Spain, Switzerland, New Zealand in addition to several television and radio broadcasts. His paper investigating practice methods and musical achievement was presented at the 2009 International Research in Music Education Conference. In addition to his work with NCCGB, Andrew also works as an accompanist for the Lake District Summer Music, Geneva Summer Academy as well as serving on the Piano Faculty of the Hochstein School of Music and working as the Director of Music for Elmgrove United Methodist Church.
Andrew has worked as a pianist with NCCGB since 2007.