Marcus Andrews, piano
Marcus Andrews has performed across the UK and beyond as a soloist, chamber musician, and accompanist. He has recently completed a Beethoven piano concerti cycle with St. Paul’s Sinfonia and Andrew Morley and has broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 “In Tune”. He has been a regular performer for concert societies and festivals across the UK and has performed across the world from Atlanta to the Lebanon. He was a pianist of the Backman Trio for six years, touring the UK and Finland and recording for YLE 1 radio. The trio performed romantic piano trio repertoire from both countries and their debut CD “Fantasia” was received with acclaim by Gramophone magazine.
Marcus studied with Yvonne Dinwiddy, Simon Young and Neal Larrabee, gaining degrees from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and the University of Connecticut where he was awarded the Storrs Scholarship and a Graduate Assistantship. He was then invited to participate in the Fondazione Culturale Wilhelm Kempff Beethoven Masterclasses with John O’Conor. Marcus’s first teacher Yvonne Dinwiddy had been a student of Russian pianist and composer Nicholas Medtner, leading to a close interest in his music and a debut CD featuring works by Beethoven, Medtner and Carl Vine.
Marcus was the winner of the Jaques Samuel Pianos Trinity Prize, the Trinity Silver Medal and the Tunbridge Wells International Young Concert Artists Accompanist Prize (TWIYCA). The recipient of bursaries to study at Dartington International Summer School, he has since performed in the Dartington Festival and been made official accompanist of TWIYCA. He teaches piano at leading schools, examines for the ABRSM and is in demand as an accompanist at the London conservatoires and competitions. He lives in Kent with his wife and young family.