Andrew Goodwin was born in Sydney, Australia. In 1999 Andrew moved to Russia where he studied voice at the St. Petersburg Conservatory under the direction of Professor Lev Morozov, graduating with a Bachelor of Music in June 2005.
While based in Russia, Andrew was a regular soloist with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra. His concert engagements in Russia have taken him to many different cities and venues across the country.
Andrew’s opera performances include Fenton from Verdi’s Falstaff with Opera Australia and Lensky from Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin with the Bolshoi Opera, Moscow. He performed the role of Awwakum in the world premiere of Rodion Shchedrin’s Boyarina Morozova and in July 2007 he returned to Opera Australia to perform Belmonte from The Abduction from the Seraglio.
During his studies Andrew has won a number of awards and scholarships. Recently the Tait Memorial Trust Scholarship. In 2005, 2nd place in the Yelena Obrastzova Singing Competition in St. Petersburg. In 2004 he received the Martin Bequest Travelling Scholarship, the Sir Robert Askin Operatic Travelling Scholarship, and the Australian Opera Auditions Committee “Joan Sutherland and Richard Bonynge” Scholarship.
The past year Andrew has been studying at the Royal Academy of Music with Dennis O’Neill and Ingrid Surgenor. Andrew is grateful for the support by the Australian Music Foundation and ARS Musica Australis.