Conductor | Curator | Flautist
Andrew Groch is a passionate performer, conductor, and curator based in Melbourne, Australia. An advocate for all music new and old, he is particularly interested in using interdisciplinary and new music collaborations to break down conventional performance boundaries to create engaging audience experiences.
Currently completing a Bachelor of Music (Flute Performance), Andrew is studying with Mardi McSullea, and past teachers include Alan Hardy and Laila Engle. He has a wide range of solo, chamber, and orchestral performing experience with groups such as Melbourne Youth Orchestra.
Andrew is also an experienced conductor, previously studying with Graham Abbott, working in masterclasses with Ben Northey, Luke Dollman, and Christopher Seaman, and is currently the Deputy Conductor of the Heidelberg Symphony Orchestra.
Although maintaining a broad repertory, Andrew has a growing interest in new music and commissioning works, resulting in the curation and performance in Architectonics: a concert exploring the relationship between music and architecture, involving improvisation and five newly commissioned works.