Born in Sydney, Andrew Goodwin moved to Russia in 1999 where he studied voice at the St Petersburg Conservatory under Lev Morozov, graduating with a Bachelor of Music degree in 2005.
While based in Russia, he was a regular soloist with the St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, and appeared with the Bolshoi Opera as Tamino (The Magic Flute), Alfredo (Die Fledermaus) and, at the Ljubljana Music Festival in Slovenia, La Scala in Milan and the Teatro Real in Madrid, as well as in Moscow, as Lensky in Eugene Onegin.
Andrew’s opera engagements have also included the role of Avvakum in the world premiere of Rodion Shchedrin’s Boyarina Morozova at the Moscow State Conservatory; Fenton (Falstaff), Belmonte (The Abduction from the Seraglio), Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni), Novice (Billy Budd) and Janek (The Makropulos Affair) for Opera Australia; Silvio in Martin Y Soler’s L’Arbore di Diana at the Liceu, Barcelona; Gomatz (Mozart’s Zaide) with The Classical Opera Company, and Orpheus in Haydn’s L’anima del filosofo for Pinchgut Opera.
Concert highlights have included Beethoven’s Missa solemnis (Sydney Symphony Orchestra), Handel’s Messiah, Bach’s St John Passion and Britten’s St Nicholas (Sydney Philharmonia Choirs), Britten’s Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings (Adelaide Symphony Orchestra), the title role in Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress (Auckland Philharmonia) and Bach’s B minor Mass (The Song Company). He performs regularly in recital with pianist Daniel de Borah, with whom he has also recorded Schubert’s Die schöne Müllerin for ABC Classic FM, and has appeared at the Coriole Music Festival, Port Fairy Spring Festival, the Australian String Quartet’s Dunkeld Weekend of Music, Canberra International Music Festival and Musica Viva’s Huntington Festival.
Andrew appeared as Orpheus in L'anima del filosofo (2010) and as Egeo in Giasone (2013) for Pinchgut. He will be appearing as Florival in L'Amant Jaloux for us in 2015.
This bio taken from the last program in which Andrew appeared.