Baroque opera & orchestral director, imaginative continuo-player, Early Harp virtuoso, specialist in baroque gesture & Historical Action, investigator of Flow, Andrew Lawrence-King is one of the world’s leading performers of Early Music and the most recorded harpist of all time. His first two operatic compositions, Kalevala: The Opera and Arianna a la recerche, received their premieres in 2017.
Andrew has directed at La Scala, Milan & Sydney Opera House and won Russia’s highest theatrical award, Golden Mask (2012). With Jordi Savall he won a Grammy (2011) & Australia’s Helpmann Award (2013).
From 2010-2015, he was Senior Visiting Research Fellow for the Australian Centre for the History of Emotions. Academic topics here. He is now Director of Opera Omnia, Academy for Early Opera & Dance at Moscow State Theatre ‘Natalya Sats’. More about Opera Omnia here. He also teaches at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London, and the Royal Danish Academy of Music, Copenhagen.
Andrew Lawrence-King directs The Harp Consort, combining state-of-the art early music performance with stylish improvisation & entertaining stage presentation; Il Corago, the production team for historical staging of early opera; and the International Baroque Opera Studio at Opera Omnia Moscow.
Andrew’s hobbies include marathon running, sailing, kayaking, fencing (modern epée & historical rapier) and Tai Chi. He is a qualified hypnotist.