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Andrew Blackburn

Location: Malaysia
Andrew Blackburn is a well-known Melbourne musician whose musical activities include performances as organist and choral conductor with major national and international organizations. His conducting has won awards in both Europe and Australia, including the Bela Bartok International Choral Competition in Debrecen, Hungary. Andrew has a particular love for both early and contemporary music, having commissioned new works for both choir and organ. His recordings include the Handel Organ Concertos, Op.4, Christmas Joy and A Ceremony of Carols, and Bach’s Anna Magdalena Notebook, all for Move Records. Andrew is the foundation director of Kinross House, an arts centre based in Toorak, which has an excellent reputation for its various arts programmes, and in December 2011, completed doctoral studies through Queensland Conservatorium, developing new performance techniques. In 2009 Andrew took up the position of Director of Music for the Tudor Choristers - a long established Melbourne choir. It is a wonderful reunion, as he had originally worked with the choir in the early 1980's as accompanist with the choir's founder.
In October 2011, Andrew moved to Malaysia to take up an appointment as Senior Lecturer at the Sultan Idris Education University in Tanjong Malim. He plans to start a new community choir in the town, which is a lovely university town about 1 hours drive north of Kuala Lumpur.

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