Andrew Nunn holds three degrees from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland: a BMus (Hons), an MMus (Performance), and a Masters in Conducting, which he was awarded with distinction. He is the recipient of various prizes including the Peter Morrison School of Music Prize in 2014 for overall excellence and contribution to the life of the Conservatoire. He is a widely experienced conductor of choirs and his commitment to Music Education is acknowledged in Scotland and beyond.
Since 2018, Andrew has been the Artistic Director of the National Youth Choir of Northern Ireland, which comprises a Junior Choir, Girls’ Choir, Boys’ Choir, Training Choir, and Senior and Chamber Choirs. Andrew oversees the organisation and relishes the challlenge of recruiting and training hundreds of talented young singers from the ages of 11–24, drawn from all over Northern Ireland.
As Director of Choirs at the RCS Junior Conservatoire since 2012, Andrew has developed a choral programme of 5 choirs involving over 250 students aged 7-18. The Chamber Choir performed on BBC One Scotland on Christmas Day 2021 and the Consort Choir broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland in September 2022. Andrew has worked extensively with NYCOS, most notably conducting them in Belgium for the BBC’s commemoration of the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele.
Andrew is equally experienced working with prestigious adult choirs. He was Artistic Director of Les Sirenes female voice choir which he led to victory in the 2012 Choir of the Year competition. Since that success, the choir has been in much demand, performing frequently for BBC Radio, collaborating with BBC SSO and recording two commercial CDs. Since September 2022, Andrew has been the director of the new RCS Choir for the Vocal Performance department, with an inaugural performance due in December 2022.
Andrew’s work as Director of Music with Bearsden Choir has seen him as conductor for an immensely challenging and successful series of concerts since his appointment in 2014. Highlights have included performances of Elgar’s The Music Makers and The Dream of Gerontius, the Requiems of Mozart, Verdi, Faure and Duruflé, Vaughan Williams’ The Sons of Light, and Holst’s Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda.
The 50th Anniversary season of Bearsden Choir saw him conducting Handel’s Messiah and the Bach’s great Mass in B Minor - the latter a long-cherished desire of the choir, and one which marks a formidable extension to its repertoire.