New PARMA Artist: Simon Andrews

We are so happy to welcome composer Simon Andrews to the PARMA family!

His first album with PARMA will feature some of his chamber works including recently recorded  “And That Moment When the Bird Sings”, “My Dove, My Coney”, and “The Heart Has Narrow Banks”.

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

Winner of the 1985 Benjamin Britten International Composition Prize, his music has been featured at the Aldeburgh and St. Alban’s Festivals, broadcast on BBC radio and widely performed in the London, Oxford and San Francisco areas, as well as New York, Boston, Baltimore, France, Australia, Africa and China. His edition and completion of the Mozart Requiem have received performances and rave reviews on both sides of the Atlantic.

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.  He 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 closure in 2011 and the Director of Music at Highland Presbyterian Church in Lancaster, PA from 2007 to 2016.

Andrews published a blog on his Kickstarter page titled “Great Day 1 in the studio,” which is a reflection on his recent recording session. Read it here.

Welcome, Simon!

By Chris Robinson, Senior A&R Representative

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