Andrew Gourlay is a professional conductor.In 2010 Andrew Gourlay was appointed to the two-year post of Assistant Conductor to Sir Mark Elder and the Hallé, and Music...Read More
Andrew Gourlay is a professional conductor. A trombonist and pianist by training, after pursuing a career as a trombonist until his mid twenties, he won a Postgraduate Scholarship to study conducting at the Royal College of Music in London. In 2008 he was chosen to conduct the London Symphony Orchestra in a public masterclass with Valery Gergiev. The winner of the Cadaques International Conducting Competition, he has worked with orchestras around the world, including the Royal Flemish Philharmonic and the BBC Philharmonic, and conducted recordings with the London Symphony Orchestra and on several collaborations with the BBC. Opera engagements include Rusalka and La Tragédie de Carmen (as Staff Music Director of English Touring Opera), and The Marriage of Figaro (at the Benjamin Britten International Opera School). In 2010 Andrew Gourlay was appointed to the two-year post of Assistant Conductor to Sir Mark Elder and the Hallé, and Music Director of the Hallé Youth Orchestra. In 2010 he was also selected by Gramophone magazine as their 'One to Watch', and in 2011 by BBC Music Magazine as their 'Rising Star: great artists of tomorrow'. In 2013 Andrew Gourlay will work as Assistant Conductor for Glyndebourne Festival Opera.Read Less
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