Andrew Smith - Alto Saxophone
Sydney based Andrew Smith is a musician at the forefront of classical saxophone. A highly active performer, Smith frequently appears in chamber, orchestral and diverse solo settings. He completed his Bachelor and Masters of Music at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music where he was the recipient of the Henderson Postgraduate Award. Throughout his studies he won numerous competitions and
awarded many scholarships.
The hallmark of Smith’s activities are his collaborations with composers resulting in premieres of new works. Smith has collaborated with: Cyrus Meurant, Tristan Coelho, Paul Castles, Lachlan Skipworth, Mark Oliviero, Alex Pozniak, Andrew Batt-Rawden, Amanda Cole, and Matthew Hindson. As a member of the Nexas Quartet and the Chronology Arts Ensemble, Smith furthers the repertoire of the saxophone with collaborations and cross-art projects.
Smith has performed in the Sydney Festival 'Anatomy of an Afternoon', the Aurora Festival 'Quest', International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM), and the World Saxophone Congress as well as performances in Scotland, France and beyond. Smith has also performed on a number of live radio broadcasts on ABC Classic FM and Fine Music 102.5FM and is regularly employed as a saxophonist with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, performing alongside the likes of Natalie Cole and Ben Folds and most recently under the baton of John Wilson in the concert “Hollywood Rhapsody.”
Smith is a highly sought after educator and lectures in saxophone and chamber music at the Sydney Conservatorium High School, Newtown Performing Arts, Barker College, The Scots College and the Saxophone Academy Sydney.