Andy Wareham (B.1994) is an up-and-coming conductor, composer and musician based in Cardiff and the South of England.
After graduating from Cardiff University as a Bachelor of Music (Hons), Andy went on to study as a Master of Music (Hons) at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. He was the first person ever accepted onto RWCMD's Brass Band Conducting course and studied under the guidance of renowned euphonium virtuoso and conductor Dr Robert Childs. Following two years of directing the RWCMD Brass Band he graduated in July 2018 and conducted the band one final time at his own graduation ceremony. He has held positions as a Musical Director with a number of ensembles throughout South Wales as well as in the South of England.
Aside from his conducting, Andy is also a published composer with a range of publishing houses and has won a number of awards for his music, including the 'Vivendi Composition Award' and 'Best Student Composition' at the 2016 University Brass Band Championships of Great Britain. In May 2017 he won the prestigious RWCMD Cory Band Composition Competition with 'Tarot! Tortuous Tarot!', which quickly became one of of the band's most requested pieces during that concert season. Andy currently holds a position with the world famous Black Dyke Band as their Young Composer in Residence and is being mentored by Black Dyke's eminent Composer in Residence, Professor Philip Wilby.
Andy is an experienced jazz trumpet player and brass band cornetist. He has won a number of awards for his performance, most notably a special honour from Wynton Marsalis following a performance at the Barbican Centre in London during the 'Essentially Ellington' competition. Currently working as a peripatetic music teacher in Southampton, Andy regularly works with youth groups and has a full DBS check.
Andy currently lives in Southampton and has experience conducting youth, lower and higher section bands, including at championship level.