Professorial Staff - Vocal Coach and Lead Tutor for Piano at Junior Trinity
Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
Faculty of Music
King Charles Court
Old Royal Naval College
Described as “an immaculate accompanist” (BBC Music Magazine), pianist Andrew Matthews-Owen enjoys a busy career partnering some of the outstanding artists of our time on the concert platform, commercial recordings and broadcasts, and as a coach.
Specialising in vocal accompaniment, Andrew has partnered Patricia Bardon, Susan Bickley, Claire Booth, Susan Bullock, Anne Sophie Duprels, Rebecca Evans, Helen Field, Gareth Brynmor John, Natalya Romaniw, Nicky Spence, Elgan Llyr Thomas, Elin Manahan Thomas, Katie Van Kooten and Sir Willard White, at many major venues and festivals, including frequent appearances at Southbank Centre (QEH and Purcell Room) and Wigmore Hall.
Andrew has also partnered instrumentalists including Richard Watkins (French horn), Joby Burgess (percussionist) and the Allegri and Brodowski String Quartets.
A notable champion of contemporary music, Andrew has commissioned and given first performances of scores by composers including Michael Berkeley, Charlotte Bray, Laurence Crane, Jonathan Dove, Alun Hoddinott, Simon Holt, Hannah Kendall, Joseph Phibbs, Arlene Sierra and Augusta Read Thomas.
Andrew’s critically acclaimed recordings for the Naxos, NMC, BMS, Ty Cerdd and Nimbus labels have been Editor’s Choice (Gramophone), featured in the Classical Charts and are often broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and Classic FM.
Andrew studied at the Royal Academy of Music, where he was recently elected an honorary associate. His teachers have included Eugene Asti, Christine Croshaw, Roger Vignoles and Andrew West. He is the recipient of numerous prizes and awards including the Sir Henry Richardson Award for Accompanists, Elisabeth Schumann Lieder Prize, John Ireland Trust Prize and the Ryan Davies Memorial Award. Andrew is a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts, and received the Outstanding Achievement in Music in Wales award from the Welsh Music Guild.