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Kerry Andrew

‘Kerry Andrew's wide stylistic experiences and tastes, and intimate knowledge of the voice, are clearly evident in her music . . . intensity and structural balance derive from a carefully thought-out relationship between words and music. Technical challenges abound but they are always subordinated to the musical whole; in addition, there is a demonstrable love for lush harmonic writing.’
Gramophone

'Andrew's flowing vocal lines and her deep feeling for text presage the emergence of a considerable talent.’
Choir & Organ

Kerry Andrew is a freelance composer/performer based in London, who specialises in experimental vocal music, choral music, and music-theatre with a twist of pop, jazz, folk, world music and everything in between. Two large-scale choral works, Dusk Songs and York Mass, have been released on Boreas Music. Choral and experimental work has been heard on BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio 4, 6Music, and Classic FM and on national news channels. She won a British Composer Award in 2010 for her choral work Fall, was shortlisted again for her work on an Art on the Underground project in 2012, and was 2010-12's Composer in Residence at Handel House Museum. Kerry has a PhD in Composition from the University of York. Recent choral works have included a large-scale work for City Chorus with soloists and organ, a piece for the National Youth Choir to celebrate the ABCD's 25th anniversary, a commission for Youth Music Voices performed at the London 2012 Festival as part of the Cultural Olympiad, and a work for Making Music choirs commissioned by the Music Publisher's Association. Other performers of her work include the Hilliard Ensemble, early music vocal consort Alamire, Australia's leading vocal chamber ensemble Halcyon, Nicholas Clapton, Psappha, Joyful Company of Singers and Jane Manning.

 

She performs with the award-winning experimental vocal trio Juice, chamber-jazz/classical/rock collective DOLLYman, prog-jazz crew Metamorphic, and as alt-folk soloist You Are Wolf.

 

Kerry Andrew's website

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