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Following his studies at Chetham’s School of Music and the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama with Adrian Thompson Northern Irish tenor Andrew Irwin is completing his training at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Leipzig under the tutelage of Prof. KS Roland Schubert.

Andrew won the 2017 Forde Taylor prize for Gilbert & Sullivan at the Feis Ceoil (Dublin) and the E.A. Redman prize for German Lieder performance at the RWCMD. He is grateful for the loyal support of The Fermanagh Trust, The Viola Westminster Bursary, The Joan Trimble Award and Mr Christopher Ball.

Andrew’s opera engagements have included Conte Almaviva in Paisiello Il Barbiere di Siviglia with Junge Mitteldeutsche Kammeroper, Don Ottavio Don Giovanni and Die Knusperhexe Hänsel und Gretel with the Leipzig Sommerorchester and Don Basilio and Don Curzio Le Nozze di Figaro with Clonter Opera.

On the concert platform Andrew has performed Evangelist in Schütz Historia Der Geburt Jesu Christi in the Altes Rathaus, Leipzig and Stainer Crucifixion in Cardiff and Dublin. His recital repertoire includes Schubert Die Schöne Müllerin, Schumann Dichterliebe, Britten Winter Words, Vaughan Williams Songs of Travel and Finzi Oh Fair to See.

Andrew makes his Welsh National Opera début in February 2019 singing Amelia’s Servant Un Ballo in Maschera and covers Cecil Roberto Devereux for the company. His plans include Mozart Great Mass in C Minor with Llandaff Cathedral Choral Society / Alexander Thacker, Jan in HMT Leipzig’s production of Millöcker Der Bettelstudent.