Andrew Plant

Andrew Plant studied the piano in Leeds and London and received his doctorate from The University of Birmingham, where he collaborated with Jan Smaczny and Stephen Banfield and was a visiting lecturer in twentieth-century English music. Now based at The Britten–Pears Foundation, he pursues a duo career as a musicologist and practical musician. He enjoys a fruitful partnership with James Bowman, appearing regularly throughout the UK and broadcasting live on Radio 3. Andrew has also accompanied Lynne Dawson, Nigel Dixon, Michael George, Stefan Holmström, Julie Kennard, Ed Lyon and Ralph McDonald and given first performances of works by Britten, Colin Matthews and Giles Swayne. He has contributed to the revised New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, New Dictionary of National Biography and other publications, and works closely with artist Jane Mackay, with whom he co-founded Sounding Art Press. He is a keyboard player for Opera East and Jubilee Opera and maintains a strong interest in education, teaching particularly at St George’s School, Windsor Castle.

Among his future plans are further solo recitals with James Bowman, including the premiere of a song cycle by Joseph Phibbs; Die schöne Müllerin with Jonathan Bungard; an appearance with viola player Simon Rowland-Jones; a project of English song with Quintessential Voices; and work with other singers of the younger generation, notably the counter tenors James Laing and Tom Williams.