Born in the West Highlands of Scotland, Andrew Dunlop gained a First Class BMus (hons) and MMus with distinction on Full Scholarship at the RNCM. As a Fulbright Scholar, he gained his DMA at the Eastman School of Music, NY, USA. Andrew has gained awards from numerous organisations including MBF and the Worshipful Company of Musicians in addition to the Caird, Cross, Craxton and Countess of Munster Trusts. He was also a prize-winner in the RNCM Concerto, Ravel, Recital and Weill Prize for Chamber Music. From 2011-2012, Andrew served as the John Wilson Junior Fellow in Collaborative Piano at the RNCM.
In addition to his work as Company/Orchestral Pianist for Northern Ballet, Andrew works as an examiner for ABRSM, teaches for Yorkshire Young Musicians and runs Lorn Live Chamber Music Festival in Oban, Argyll. He has recently given several lecture recitals on ‘The Life and Work of Marjory Kennedy-Fraser’ in addition to a series of lectures and presentations for EPTA. As a composer, Andrew had his work Hoolie in Blue performed my McFalls Chamber Ensemble at Celtic Connections in Glasgow and has answered several commissions from Gaelic Choirs. He is a Samling Scholar and was a Concordia Artist.
Andrew also enjoys working in the field of Traditional Music and reached the finals of the BBC Young Traditional Musician of the Year in 2013. He has represented Scotland twice at the Pan Celtic Festival winning 1st in the New Song and International New Song Competition and 2nd in the International Harp Competition. More recently, Andrew has served as an adjudicator for the Royal National Mòd in both Scotland and Canada. Frequently working with his sister, Gaelic Singer Joy Dunlop, Andrew can be heard on both her albums Dùsgadh and Faileasan and they are currently working on their first duo album.
Join his next upper intermediate course at Finchcocks on 8 February.