5 April 1978 |
||composer, performer, writer and educator
Kerry Andrew (born 5 April 1978, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire) is an English composer, performer, writer and educator.
From age 3 to age 6, Andrew lived in Canada with her family. The family subsequently returned to the UK and settled in the London area, where she attended school in the Buckinghamshire area. She sang for 10 years as a member of a Catholic church choir. Andrew earned a BA in Music, MA and PhD in Composition, all from the University of York. She presently has academic affiliations with Trinity College of Music through their Junior Trinity and Trinity Laban programmes.
Andrew's works have been published by Oxford University Press and by Faber Music. Her vocal trio piece The Song of Doves concluded the national memorial service for the victims of the 7 July bombings, receiving national broadcast live on the BBC and other news outlets. Her composition Dusk Songs was commissioned and recorded by The Ebor Singers, and released by Boreas Music in 2007. In November 2010, she was a prize winner in the Making Music category of the British Composer Awards for her composition Fall. In January 2011, she took up her appointment as composer-in-residence at the Handel House Museum, for the term of the calendar year 2011.
In addition to her composition work, Andrew is a member of the ensembles Juice, DOLLYman and Metamorphic. She also performs as a solo artist under the name You Are Wolf.