Appointed Music Director and Principal Conductor in 2013, British conductor Andrew Mogrelia has worked annually with Queensland Ballet since 2008.
He has conducted many of Europe’s leading orchestras, including the Royal Philharmonic, BBC Symphony, Nieuw Sinfonietta Amsterdam, and Slovak Philharmonic, among others. In Australia, Andrew has conducted the Queensland, Tasmanian and Canberra Symphony Orchestras and has conducted at the Canberra International Music Festival.
He was Conductor-in-Residence at the Birmingham Conservatoire (UK) from 1992-2002, Co-Music Director of the Dutch National Ballet from 1992-1994 and Music Director and Principal Conductor of the San Francisco Ballet from 2003 to 2005. Andrew has also worked with English National Ballet, Nederlands Dans Theater, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Finnish National Ballet, The Australian Ballet, Hong Kong Ballet, and American Ballet Theatre.
He has conducted at Paul Dean’s “tutti” youth music festival in Beijing in 2011 & 2013 and will return in 2017.
His operatic repertoire includes Britten’s Albert Herring and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Andrew’s extensive discography includes recordings for Naxos and Marco Polo of orchestral works, numerous complete ballets and violin and piano concerti, which have received critical acclaim. His recording of Sleeping Beauty was named Best Recording by Gramophone Magazine. In 2014 he guest conducted with the RTE National Symphony in Dublin, Royal Scottish National Orchestra in Glasgow and the Tasmanian Symphony. He will conduct a concert program with the Queensland Symphony in 2015 as well as masterclasses at the Royal Irish Academy of Music.