simonSimon Andrews was born in England and educated at Charterhouse School, Christ Church, Oxford, the Royal Academy of Music and the University of California at Berkeley.

Winner of the 1985 Benjamin Britten International Composition Prize, his music has been commissioned, performed and recorded by the London Symphony Orchestra,  Janacek Philharmonic, Britten-Pears Ensemble,  Berkeley Symphony,  Lancaster Symphony Orchestra and Chorus,  Cypress Quartet, Catalyst New Music, Olly Knussen, Joanna Kurkowicz, Doris Hall Gulati, John Butt and choral groups on both sides of the Atlantic as various as New College, Oxford and the National Choral Society in Washington, DC. 

Two of his carols for church choirs are published by Morning Star, and his arrangements by St. James’ Press.

A CD of his chamber music And that moment when the bird sings was released to critical acclaim by PARMA records, and his newly written work Till voices wake us was featured on Sparks Vol. 2

His edition-completion of the Mozart Requiem has received performances and rave reviews on both sides of the Atlantic, and continues to garner new followers and enthusiastic audiences, and is accompanied by a book: “Mozart’s Requiem: from 18th-century forgery to modern hybrid.”

He is also active as a pianist and conductor, having worked with the Berkeley Opera, Berkeley Contemporary Opera, North Bay Opera, Capitol Opera of Sacramento, the Concert Opera of Philadelphia and Opera Lancaster,  served as Music Director of the Harrisburg Choral Society, and held faculty positions at Franklin & Marshall College and Millersville University. He was Head of Theory and Chair of the Choral department at the Pennsylvania Academy of Music from 2001 until its close in 2011.

All scores, parts and permissions are available for purchase through Ceridwen Music, 16 Frances Hill Road, Westford, MA 01886, or via the Contact Me link above.