Andrew Randall is a Derbyshire-born baritone raised in the heart of the Peak District; he is taught by the renowned bass-baritone Henry Herford and operatic tenor Paul Bambrough. Previously, Andrew studied at the University of Nottingham, where he also read Music. Throughout undergraduate study Andrew was a semi-professional international in the sport of archery—he narrowly missed out on a position at the 2012 Olympic Games. On top of many other choral engagements, Andrew is a Bass Lay Clerk for St. Philip’s Cathedral, Birmingham. Andrew has performed lead roles in many operatic works. Most recently, Michael Wolters’ new opera, Ava’s Wedding in which he created the role of Ian Hobbs, Count Almaviva in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, Sid in Britten’s Albert Herring, and Marcello in Giacomo Puccini’s La Bohème. Andrew has had a very active competition season. He was a finalist in the Conservatoire Vocal Prize 2015 and 2016. He has won first prize for the Andrew Downes’ Contemporary Music competition, and was awarded first place at the John Ireland Music Prize, the Edward Brookes’ English Song Prize, and, last week, the Ashleyan Opera Prize 2016.