Andrew Tortise was a choral scholar at Wells Cathedral before graduating from Trinity College, Cambridge in 2002. Whilst at Cambridge he was active as both tenor soloist and piano accompanist. Andrew currently studies with Ashley Stafford. Andrew made his Paris debut at Théâtre des Champs-Elysée as Apollo Semele in 2004 and has since sung Marzio Mitridate at the Salzburg Festival, Ferrando Cosi fan Tutte and roles in Poppea for Opéra National de Lyon, Ferrando for Glyndebourne on Tour and Eurimaco Il ritorno d’Ulisse for WNO with conductors including Rinaldo Alessandrini, William Christie and Marc Minkowski. On the concert platform he has sung Haydn The Seasons for Huddersfield Choral Society with Martyn Brabbins, Bach b minor mass for the Bach Choir with David Hill, Mozart Requiem for the Philharmonia, Messiah and Berlioz L’Enfance du Christ for ECO, Messiah for NSO in Washington and First Prisoner Fidelio for LSO and Sir Colin Davis. He has appeared in tours with Sir John Eliot Gardiner singing Purcell and Monteverdi, Marc Minkowski singing Damon Acis and Galatea and William Christie as a member of Le Jardin des Voix. He has also appeared with Combattimento Consort Amsterdam singing Bach Magnificat and Christmas Oratorio, sung Messiah in Madrid with the Orchestra of the Age of the Enlightenment and Asahuerrus Esther with Netherlands Bach Society and Richard Egarr. Recordings include Le Jardin des Voix on Virgin Classics, Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle on Hyperion and Buxtehude Membra Jesu Nostri for Netherlands Bach Society on Channel Classics, which was Gramophone Editor’s Choice and awarded the diapason d’or. Recent and forthcoming opera engagements include Mernier Frühlings Erwachen at La Monnaie, arias in Bach’s St Matthew Passion in a new staged version by Katie Mitchell for Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Lucano Poppea also for Glyndebourne Festival conducted by Emmanuelle Haïm; Le Chevalier de Danois in Lully’s Armide at Théâtre des Champs-Elysée with Robert Carsen and William Christie and Jenik Makropulos Case for Netherlands Opera. He has established very strong relationships with some important orchestras and his future plans include reinvitations from the Academy of Ancient Music (Handel’s Messiah, Evangelist and Arias Bach’s St John Passion and Britten’s Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings), Netherlands Bach Society (St John Passion in Japan and Bach’s Christmas Oratorio in Europe), OAE (Messiah tour including New York) and LSO (Squeak Billy Budd with Daniel Harding).