Marcus Andrews is a British pianist and chamber musician. He was born in 1977 and grew up in West Sussex where he began piano lessons aged 6 with Yvonne Dinwiddy. The recipient of a Junior Exhibition from West Sussex County Council to study at Trinity College of Music Junior Department, he continued his studies with Simon Young until completion of his Bachelor’s degree in 1999. A Master’s degree with Neal Larrabee at the University of Connecticut followed, supported by a Graduate Assistantship in accompaniment. In 2001 Marcus was invited to take part in the annual Beethoven Masterclass in Positano, Italy, given by John O’Conor under the auspices of the Fondazione Culturale Wilhelm Kempff.
Marcus’ recitals feature a wide selection of repertoire from baroque to contemporary eras, often seeking to make refreshing connections between the past and present. He has developed a presentational style that entertains and informs audiences about what they are going to hear and which lends itself to the chamber recital. The music of Beethoven and the Russian masters feature heavily in his repertoire, as well as living composers such as Michael Summers, Carl Vine and Cecilia McDowall.