Andrew Foster-Williams

Andrew Foster-Williams studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London. His recent and upcoming opera engagements include singing the title role in Les Voyages de Don Quichotte, an operatic pastiche of music by Falla, Massenet, Ravel, and R. Strauss celebrating the 400th anniversary of the death of Cervantes at Opéra National Bordeaux and the role of Escamillo in Carmen at the Bregenz Festival. On the concert stage, he is heard in performances of Bach’s Saint John Passion with the Cleveland Orchestra, Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius with the Minnesota Orchestra, Mozart’s Coronation Mass with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, and Mendelssohn’s Elijah at the National Forum of Music in Wrocław, Poland, and with the Charlotte Symphony. In previous season Mr. Foster-Williams has appeared with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Salzburg Mozarteum, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic, and the London Symphony Orchestra. He made his San Francisco Symphony debut in 2013.

Mr. Foster-Williams’s recordings include Beethoven’s Cantata on the Death of the Emperor Joseph II with the San Francisco Symphony and Michael Tilson Thomas (SFS Media), Haydn’s The Seasons with the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO Live), and most recently, HMS Pinafore with the Orchestra of Scottish Opera (Linn). He was also featured on a Gramophone award-winning DVD of The Fairy Queen with Glyndebourne Festival Opera (Opus Arte).  

(January 2017)