Andrea’s concert career developed alongside her work in the pit and she has worked with several of Great Britain’s leading orchestras, including BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, The Halle Orchestra, Northern Sinfonia, the Philharmonia Orchestra and the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Her tenure at Norrlands Operan featured innovative programming with an emphasis on contemporary works such as James Macmillan’s The Confession of Isobel Gowdie and Kalevi Aho’s Clarinet Concerto.
A BA Hons graduate from Nottingham University, Andrea Quinn then studied postgraduate conducting at The Royal Academy of Music, with Colin Metters, George Hurst, and John Carewe, leaving with the Ernest Read and Ricordi Conducting prizes. She went on to win the NAYO Conductor’s Bursary enabling study in Hungary and later she became an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music and an Honorary Fellow of Trinity College of Music.
During free time Andrea enjoys life in the British countryside, married to a GP Rod, with whom she has three now grown up children, Katie, a nurse, Lucy, a CIMA qualified sustainability accountant, and Freddy a songwriter. Andrea competes in endurance horse riding and has ridden to FEI (international) level, with all three of her horses, Druimghigha Luxor, Druimghigha Lantana and Magic. She also farms pure bred Shetland sheep and has three lovely dogs!