Andrew Dunlop is a versatile musician who has performed across Europe, USA, Canada, and New Zealand. He received his Doctorate from the Eastman School of Music (New York), as a Fulbright Scholar having previously studied at the RNCM in Manchester. He has been awarded scholarships from organisations including Eastman, RNCM, Worshipful Company of Musicians, Countess of Munster, Craxton, EMI, Donald Dewar Trust, MBF and the Sir James Caird Travelling Trusts. He was also a prize-winner in the Jacques Samuels Intercollegiate Piano Competition, the Marlow International Concerto Competition and in the RNCM Concerto, Ravel, Recital and Weill Prizes.
Andrew currently works as the Company/Orchestral Pianist for Northern Ballet, as an examiner for ABRSM, teaches for Yorkshire Young Musicians and is Artistic Director of the Lorn Live Chamber Music Festival in Oban, having previously worked at the RNCM and Leeds College of Music. He has recently given numerous lecture recitals on the work on Marjory Kennedy-Fraser and for the European Piano Teachers Association (EPTA) and is currently curating repertoire anthologies for the ABRSM.
As a traditional musician, Andrew reached the finals of the BBC Young Traditional Musician of the Year and came 2ndin the International Harp Competition at the Pan Celtic Festival. He has also served as an adjudicator at local and National Mòds in the UK and Canada in addition to writing numerous vocal and choral arrangements.