Following studies at Chetham’s School of Music and the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama Northern Irish tenor Andrew Irwin completed his training at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Leipzig under the tutelage of Prof. KS Roland Schubert.
He is grateful for the loyal support of The Fermanagh Trust, The Viola Westminster Bursary, The Joan Trimble Award and Mr Christopher Ball.
Andrew’s opera engagements have included Amelia’s Servant/Un Ballo in Maschera and Cecil/Roberto Devereux for Welsh National Opera; Christoph in Maxwell Davies' Kommilitonen! for Welsh National Youth Opera; Conte Almaviva in Paisiello/Il Barbiere di Siviglia with Junge Mitteldeutsche Kammeroper, Don Ottavio/Don Giovanni and Die Knusperhexe/Hänsel und Gretel with the Leipzig Sommerorchester and Don Basilio and Don Curzio/Le Nozze di Figaro with Clonter Opera.
A keen recitalist, his repertoire includes Schubert Die Schöne Müllerin, Schumann Dichterliebe, Britten Winter Words, Vaughan Williams Songs of Travel and Finzi Oh Fair to See.
His plans include an Opera Highlights tour for Scottish Opera.