Andrew Goodwin


Andrew Goodwin

Tenor Andrew Goodwin has appeared with opera companies in Europe, the UK, Asia and Australia, including the Bolshoi Opera, Gran Theatre Liceu Barcelona, Teatro Real Madrid, La Scala Milan, Opera Australia, Pinchgut Opera and Sydney Chamber Opera.

On the concert platform he has toured with the St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra with Maestro Temirkanov, performed with the Sydney, Melbourne, West Australian, Queensland and Adelaide Symphony Orchestras, Moscow Chamber Orchestra, and has given recitals with pianist Daniel de Borah at the Wigmore Hall, and at the Oxford Lieder, Port Fairy, Huntington, Coriole, Bendigo, Huntington and Canberra International Music Festivals.

Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 features prominently in Andrew Goodwin’s diary this year with performances in Germany with the Brandenburg Symphony Orchestra and the Queensland Symphony Orchestra. He also returns to the Melbourne Bach Choir (Evangelist, St John Passion, and Messiah), The Canberra International and Sanguine Estate Music Festivals and to Sydney Philharmonia Choirs for Bach’s Christmas Oratorio. He will perform Britten’s War Requiem as part of Brisbane Festival, Messiah with Melbourne Symphony and both Britten’s Serenade for Tenor and Horn, and Mime (Das Rheingold), in a role debut, with the Sydney Symphony.

Andrew’s busy 2022 schedule saw him tour and record with the Australian Vocal Ensemble, of which he is a founding member, return to both Sydney Philharmonia Choirs and the Queensland Symphony for Mozart Requiem, to the Melbourne Bach Choir as the Evangelist in the St. Matthew Passion, to the Canberra International Music Festival (and the Australian Haydn Ensemble) for Haydn’s Creation, to the Canberra and Melbourne Symphony Orchestras for Messiah ( the latter to perform Sir Andrew Davis’ version conducted by Sir Andrew himself), and to the Sanguine Estate and Albury Chamber Music Festivals. Andrew also continued his association with Hayllar Music Tours, appearing in 3 of their chamber music tours, both in Australia and in New Zealand.  

Other recent engagements include Janik in the Sydney Chamber Opera production for Sydney Festival of Diary of one who disappeared (Janacek),his role debut as Lysander in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Adelaide Festival, Jacquino (Fidelio) with West Australian Symphony, Nadir (The Pearlfishers) for State Opera South Australia, St. John Passion and Haydn’s Creation with Melbourne Bach Choir, Carmina Burana with Sydney Philharmonia Choirs and Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Mozart’s Requiem with Melbourne Symphony, Messiah with the Queensland and New Zealand Symphony Orchestras, as well as the premiere of Richard Mill’s new oratorio, Nativity, with the Adelaide Symphony.

Andrew’s recordings include Schubert’s Die schőne Müllerin and Winterreise and When yesterday we met (songs of Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky with Daniel de Borah for ABC Classics, and Artaxerxes (Hasse) Giasone (Cavalli), Lámant jaloux (Gretry) and L’anima del filosofo (Haydn) with Pinchgut Opera.

Born in Sydney, Andrew studied voice at the St. Petersburg Conservatory under the direction of Professor Lev Morozov, graduating with a Bachelor of Music. He has also studied with Robert Dean in the UK. During his studies Andrew won a number of awards and scholarships: The Tait Memorial Trust Scholarship, 2nd place in the Yelena Obraztsova Singing Competition in St. Petersburg; the Martin Bequest Travelling Scholarship; the Sir Robert Askin Operatic Travelling Scholarship; and the Australian Opera Auditions Committee Joan Sutherland Richard Bonynge Scholarship. He has also received support from the Australian Music Foundation and ARS Musica Australis.

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