Andrew Boushell began music lessons after joining the local church choir at 7, starting piano with Dr. Anne Leahy. Shortly after this, he enrolled at the D.I.T Conservatory of Music and Drama in Dublin, where he received piano tuition from Siobhan Kilkelly and Jennifer Sinnamon. After completing 2nd level education, Andrew enrolled on the Bachelor of Music course at the Dublin Conservatory of Music and Drama initially specialising in guitar with renowned Irish guitarist; John Feeley. Andrew is also a graduate of the Royal College of Music and Operastudio Vlaanderen, Belgium, were his studies were generously supported by The Arts Council of Ireland and the Douglas & Hilda Simmonds Award.
Andrew is in demand as a concert and recital soloist and has sung in venues such as The National Concert Hall, Dublin, St Georges Hannover Square, London, Brugge Concertcentruum, Bruges, De Singel Antwerp and Handel Halle, Germany. His concert repertoire includes Puccini’s Messa di Gloria, Rossini’s Petite Messe Solenelle, Elgar’s The Apostles and Bach’s St John and St Matthew Passions. Operatic highlights include a national tour of Ireland performing the title role in Mozart’s Bastien and Bastienne as a member of Opera Theatre Company’s Young Associate Artist Programme, First Elder (cover) in Handel’s Susanna for Iford Art’s Festival with the Early Opera Company conducted by Christian Curnyn, Ferrando in Cosi Fan Tutte for Rye Festival Arts Festival and D.I.T/Opera Ireland in the United States and Toby Higgins in Kurt Weill’s The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny for Opera Theatre Company. Recently, Andrew covered the role of Števa Buryja in Janáček's Jenůfa at English National Opera and subsequent engagements have included Haydn’s ‘Die Jahrseiten in Dublin and the role of Sir Philip Wingrave/Narrator for an Irish tour of Owen Wingrave with Opera Collective Ireland in association with the I.C.O and Académie de l’Opéra national de Paris. Most recently, Andrew performed the role of Jove/Amphinous at the Kilkenny Arts Festival with the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin conducted by Christian Curnyn.
Since completing his studies, Andrew has taught extensively for many schools in Ireland and the U.K, teaching piano, guitar, voice and theory.
Where did you study?
I studied at the D.I.T Conservatory of Music and Drama, Dublin. Ireland, Royal College of Music, London and Operastudio Vlaanderen, Belgium
What was your first instrument?
My first instrument is Voice (Tenor)
What age did you start?
I started at 7
Do you play any other instruments?
I also play piano, guitar and bass guitar
Whats is your favorite piece?
My favourite piece: Too many to try and choose from so here's 3! Ravel's: Pavane pour une infante défunte, The Rake's Progress by Stravinsky and 'I loves you Porgy' by Gershwin. If I can only pick one it's Gershwin!