British opera conductor Andrew Greenwood wsa born in Todmorden, West Yorkshire in January 1955 and studied at Manchester Grammar School and Clare College Cambridge.
He began his career as repetiteur at the Royal Opera, Covent Garden, then was chorus master at Welsh National Opera (1984-1990). He was music director of English Touring Opera (1996-2002) and artistic director of the Buxton Festival (2006-11). He also worked with Chelsea Opera Group, English National Opera, Oper Köln, Tokyo New National Theatre, Wexford Opera, and the Royal Danish Opera.
He worked with students at the Royal Northern College of Music as a conductor and coach in the School of Vocal Studies and Opera.
Following a short illness, Andrew Greenwood died from prostate cancer on 16 January 2021, aged sixty-six.
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