Marcus Andrews is an active pianist, chamber musician and music educator that has given solo, chamber and concerto performances at major venues in London including the Wigmore Hall, South Bank Centre and St Martin in the fields, as well as at music societies and festivals across the United Kingdom and beyond. He has performed all the Beethoven concerti with St Paul’s Sinfonia and he recently performed Rachmaninoff Concerto No. 2 with the Makris Symphony Orchestra in Belgrade.
Marcus’s debut CD featured works by Beethoven and Medtner and these composers have continued to be a major interest in his recitals.
He began his piano studies with Yvonne Dinwiddy. Subsequently Marcus studied with Simon Young at Trinity Laban, where he was awarded the Keyboard Silver Medal and won the Jaques Samuel Pianos Prize. A master’s followed at the University of Connecticut with Neal Larrabee. Marcus then studied Beethoven intensively with John O’Conor on the Fondazione Culturale Wilhelm Kempff Masterclass in Positano, Italy. He has regularly been a bursary student at the Dartington International Summer School and has gone on the perform there as both soloist and accompanist.
As a chamber musician Marcus toured and recorded across the UK and Finland with the Backman Trio and their CD of British and Finnish piano trios was released in 2014, receiving a recommendation in Gramophone Magazine. As part of the Karrilon Trio he performed rare and new works for flute, oboe and piano. He accompanies at all the London conservatoires and is a staff accompanist for Trinity Laban and the Tunbridge Wells International Music Competition, having won their accompanist prize in 2000. In early 2023 Marcus was accompanist for the Classic Winds Competition in Dubai, UAE.
Marcus taught for many years at Blackheath Conservatoire and now teaches at Highgate School, City of London School for Girls and City Junior School. He has been a grade panel examiner for the ABRSM since 2014. Marcus tutors on the Kent International Piano Courses and teaches privately at home in Tunbridge Wells where he lives with his young family.