Director of Music

Andrew Scott

Andrew Scott began his musical education in 1989 as a Chorister at Christ Church, North Shields under the tutelage of Russell Missin.  In 1994 he was awarded the Organ Scholarship before being promoted to Assistant Organist, and eventually, Director of Music.

In 1994, on leaving school Andrew was apprenticed to Harrison & Harrison, Organ Builders of Durham to train as a professional Organ Builder.  In 2000 at the age of 22 he was appointed as London Tuner, taking on the responsibility for the tuning and maintenance of many parish church organs and for the instruments in many of the main London venues, including Westminster Abbey, Westminster Cathedral, and the Royal Festival Hall.  In addition to his tuning, Andrew continued working as a voicer,

playing a significant role in projects such as Stockholm City Hall, St Mary, Redcliffe, St Edmundsbury Cathedral and Westminster Central Hall. 

 

Andrew was appointed Head Voicer in April 2012.  Since taking up the role he has been responsible for the musical success of many projects, including the Royal Festival Hall, King’s College, Cambridge, Canterbury Cathedral and York Minster, together with new organs for Edington Priory, Hakadal Kirke, Norway, and St Andrew’s Church, Bedford.  He became a director of H&H in 2017 and was appointed Deputy Managing Director in September 2021.

 

Amongst many organs in the UK, Andrew has worked in Australia, Denmark, Japan, Kenya, Malaysia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden and the USA.  He is in demand as a writer and speaker on the subjects of organology and voicing, has been a board member of The International Society of Organbuilders since 2016, and in 2021 he was elected Chair of The Institute of British Organ Building.

 

In addition to his work at H&H, upon moving to London, Andrew spent five years as Organist and Assistant Choir Director at St Margaret’s, Lee, followed by four years as Assistant Director of Music and Director of the Girls' Choir at Croydon Parish Church - now Croydon Minster.  Andrew has been Director of Music here at St Michael’s since January 2012, having previously served as Acting Director of Music from April 2010.

 

In addition to his professional work and weekly church duties, Andrew has been Director of the Warlingham based chamber choir Amici Coro since November 2009.  Under Andrew's direction, Amici have sung services at most of the southern Cathedrals. Further details of Amici’s activities can be found on Facebook or at: www.amicicoro.co.uk