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Musical Director

Andrew Nunn holds an MMus and a BMus(Hons) from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. He is currently working for a Masters in conducting specialising in choral music, studying conducting with Alasdair Mitchell and singing with Scott Johnson. Andrew is Musical Director of the highly acclaimed Les Sirènes Female Chamber Choir which he led to victory in the 2012 Choir of the Year competition. In 2013, Andrew recorded his debut commercial CD “There is No Rose” with this choir on the RCS Nimbus Record Alliance. In February 2013, Andrew became the Conducting Fellow of the National Youth Choir of Scotland, funded by the BBC Performing Arts Fund, a role which he will continue in 2014. As part of the fellowship, he will work alongside Christopher Bell with the National Choirs and undertake training and development in many aspects of working with choirs and young voices. In February 2012 he became the first Student Conductor of NYCoS, helping to prepare the flagship SATB choir for performances at the BBC Proms and the Edinburgh International Festival. In October 2012 Andrew conducted the National Training Choir of Scotland in a performance at the Usher Hall, Edinburgh, and members of the National Youth Choir of Scotland in a performance at the SECC Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow. In September 2011, Andrew was awarded The Sir Alexander Gibson Memorial Fellowship for Choral Conductors with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra Chorus, working alongside chorus director Timothy Dean. In January 2013 he prepared the Children’s Chorus for the RCS and Scottish Opera joint production of Benjamin Britten’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, performed in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness. Andrew has also conducted the Royal Conservatoire Chamber Choir in a recording of a new work Scotland Behold and in a concert in celebration of the 117th anniversary of the birth of composer Peter Warlock. He is also the conductor of the Thomas Coats Memorial Choral Society and Hutcheson’s Choral Society, Conductor of the Carlisle Community Choir, Assistant Tutor for the Yorkshire Youth Choir, Conductor of the Junior Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Chamber and Senior Choir and recently appointed conductor of the Bearsden Choir.  Future engagements include conducting the off stage band in the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland’s forthcoming summer tour of Richard Strauss Eine Alpensinfonie and guest conductor of the 2014 Haddo Arts Festival opening concert.

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Andrew Nunn