Meet The Composer

Photo by Paul Cartwright

Q&A with Andrew Downes for the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Association Together meeting on February 26th, 2021 at 10.30am:

Learn about the inspirations behind Andrew's compositions and his work as Head of Composition and Creative Studies at Birmingham Conservatoire.


Early Life

Andrew Downes' wife, Cynthia Downes: How I met Andrew Downes

Andrew Downes' Father, Frank

Andrew Downes' Uncle: violist Herbert Downes

ISM Journal articles spanning a lot of Andrew Downes' career and a talk on "Listening"

Article: Trip to Israel
January 1989

Diary of Israel trip

Talk at Potsdam University

Diary of India trip

University of New Mexico Composers Symposium Talk

Birmingham Library Talk

Trip to India with
Indo Jazz Fusions

Federation of Recorded Music Societies Talk

Radio & Television Interviews
1980s & 1990s

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire:
Andrew Downes Performance Prize

CD Launch:
EM Records Works for Violin, Viola & Piano 2019

Honorary Fellowship and Emeritus Professorship

Listen to him as a Countertenor in 1975

Andrew Downes' daughter, Anna Downes

Andrew Downes' daughter, Paula Downes

If you have performed in any of Andrew Downes' works or come to listen, please share your experiences in the Premieres Blog! Also see what others have said. Thank you so much for your contribution.

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