"... an excellent example of a responsible, learned composer whose work is at once of our own time and of the great continuum of composers ..."
- Kevin O'Brien, D.M.A.
Welcome to the online portfolio of the Welsh composer, Andrew Cusworth.
Andrew has a wide range of interests, both academic and practical. He is the 1851 Research Fellow at the Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford, where he is engaged in digital research into the archival collections of Prince Albert in a collaboration between the Libraries, the Royal Collection Trust, and the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851. Alongside this work, he continues to write music and is the conductor of Côr Dinas, the women's choir of the London Welsh.
Raised in Pembrokeshire, Wales, Andrew studied music as an organ scholar at Magdalene College, Cambridge. After some years working as a church organist, he returned to Cambridge to read the then new MMus in Choral Studies. Subsequently, he received a PhD for research on Welsh music and cultural history approached through a digital lens from The Open University.
He has written for ensembles and artists including the choir of St. Paul's Cathedral, the choir of Salisbury Cathedral, Concanenda, and John Turner. His music has been performed around the world and in settings such as The Lincoln Centre, St John's College in Cambridge, Westminster Abbey, and the Temple Church in London, as well as having received recognition in international competitions, broadcasts, and recordings.