Head of Wind, Brass and Percussion, Trumpet Teaching Staff
Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
The Music Faculty
King Charles Court
Old Royal Naval College
Area of WorkHead, Department of Wind, Brass & Percussion with oversight of all departmental activities
Andrew J Dunn studied at the Royal Academy of Music and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Whilst a student he performed as soloist with various ensembles at the Royal Academy of Music and as an ensemble member with the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra (Claudio Abbado), the London Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and the Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra. During his formative professional training years he performed for conductors such as Riccardo Chailly, Claudio Abbado , Sir Neville Marriner, Lynn Harrell, and Michael Tilson-Thomas, to name a few.
Andrew has worked with orchestras and ensembles on three continents. These have included some of Europe and North America’s renowned ensembles, notably on recordings with orchestras such as the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Royal Flemish Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the London Philharmonic Orchestra, with conductors such as; Nicholas Harnoncourt, Bernard Haitink, Esa Pekka Saraste, Marin Alsop, Sian Edwards, Krzystof Penderecki, Daniel Harding and Edward Gardner.
While in Canada he performed on radio broadcasts with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, including taking part in a South American tour with Kent Nagano. He was also invited to perform on the ‘Star Noel’ CD with colleagues from Montreal.
Recent solo and conducting performances have included North American premieres, and Luciano Berio’s Sequenza X. Andrew’s own conducting work has involved many world premieres of works for Brass ensemble or Wind Orchestra, having been mentored in the latter by the famous conducting pedagogue Dr Timothy Reynish.
Formerly Chair of Brass and Professor of Trumpet at McGill University – Schulich School of Music – Montreal, Andrew has organised master classes and collaborations with world-class artists in Brass, Wind and Percussion.
Andrew’s research interests cross-pollinate solo performance with performance health and pedagogy. Currently working on a PhD in the STEM faculty at the Open University, Andrew is investigating instrument design and playing physiology in closed end wind instruments. He was awarded an ARAM in May 2013 by the Royal Academy of Music for services to music.