Andrew Clark M.A.(Cantab.) Andrew works as a pianist, harpsichord player, composer-arranger and musical coach. He was recently to be seen on Dutch television in the Prinsengrachtconcert with members of the Dutch Radio Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra and soprano Danielle de Niese for which he also provided most of the arrangements.

As well as playing continuo on the harpsichord and chamber organ Andrew accompanies singers and instrumentalists on the piano and is in much demand accompanying vocal masterclasses.

Aside from performing, Andrew gives private coaching sessions. These are open to singers and instrumentalists of all levels.

Andrew lives in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

Born in England, Andrew taught himself to play the piano at eleven and went on to learn the clarinet, saxophone and violin. Whilst still at school, under the guidance of music teacher Rhys Webber, Andrew won a composition prize for his Wind Octet which was subsequently performed at the Wigmore Hall, London by members of the Northern Sinfonia.

After pursuing further studies of music at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge University, Andrew earned his living as a violinist and viola player in various professional orchestras in Germany, Italy and the Netherlands. During this time, he accompanied many colleagues on the piano and eventually chose to resign from orchestral playing in order to devote himself to the keyboard. Around the same time a love of early music was rekindled and Andrew commissioned a superb Bruce Kennedy 2-manual flemish style harpsichord, similar to the one in use at the Handel House in London.

As well as to Rhys Webber, Andrew is deeply indebted musically to his violin teachers Audrey Cooke and Felix Kok, composition teachers Ian Kemp and Richard Marlow, piano teachers Frederick Scarfe and Sepp Grotenhuis and harpsichord teacher Bob van Asperen.

Of course, there are many others who have inspired, supported and cared....and continue to do so.