Andrew Gourlay (OS 2001)

Andrew Gourlay is Music Director of the Orquesta Sinfonica de Castilla y León.

He has worked internationally as a guest conductor for London Philharmonic, Philharmonia, the BBC orchestras, RLPO, Hallé, CBSO, Opera North, Royal Opera House, RTÉ Symphony, Ulster Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony, Auckland Philharmonia, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Antwerp Symphony, Bremen Philharmonic, Stavanger Symphony, Norrköpping Symphony, Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine, Orquesta Sinfónica de Chile, Royal Opera House, English Touring Opera, orchestras throughout Spain, the London Sinfonietta at the BBC Proms.

Andrew is a graduate of the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester University and the Royal College of Music, where he studied conducting. 

In 2010 he won First Prize at the Cadaques International Conducting Competition and was selected by Gramophone magazine as their 'One to Watch'. He has also been named as one of BBC Music Magazine's 'great artists of tomorrow'. 

He was formerly a professional trombonist with the Philharmonia, Hallé, BBC Philharmonic, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, London Sinfonietta and Opera North, and toured South America and Europe as a member of the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester under Claudio Abbado.

Andrew has conducted recordings with the London Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony, Irish Chamber Orchestra, RLPO, Britten Sinfonia, and BBC National Orchestra of Wales. His debut disc of Rachmaninov with the Orquesta Sinfonica de Castilla y León was released in 2019.