Andrew Foster-Williams bass

Lancashire-born Andrew Foster-Williams studied at the Royal Academy of Music, where he is now an associate.

Opera appearances have included singing the bass arias in Purcell’s The Fairy Queen with William Christie at the 2009 Glyndebourne Festival and on tour to France and New York; roles in a new ENO production of Purcell’s King Arthur; and performances at the Royal Opera House and for Opera North.

On the concert platform Andrew has performed Die Jahreszeiten with the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra and Paul McCreesh; Mendelssohn’s Elijah with DSO Berlin under Andrew Manze; Christus in JS Bach’s St Matthew Passion with Sir Roger Norrington and the OAE; and Haydn’s The Creation with the Hallé Orchestra and Mark Elder and with the Gabrieli Consort.

Future roles include Haydn’s Die Jahreszeiten with the LSO and Sir Colin Davis; Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis with L’Orchestre des Champs Elysée and Phillipe Herreweghe; and Handel’s Messiah with New York Philharmonic with Bernard Labadie.

Andrew has recorded Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle and Vivaldi's La Senna festeggiante with Robert King and The King’s Consort, Campra’s Grands Motets with William Christie and Les Arts Florissants and Handel’s Partenope with Christian Curnyn and the Early Opera Company (Chandos).

Andrew Foster-Williams's past performances