Bianca Andrew

Mezzo soprano

A consummate actress as well as a singer New Zealand mezzo soprano Bianca Andrew is known for her engaging and creative performances in many genres from classical music to cabaret and music theatre.

She graduated from the New Zealand School of Music in 2011 with a Bachelor and Postgraduate Diploma of Music (Distinction) under the tutelage of Margaret Medlyn. Pursuing her dream of a career in opera, Bianca auditioned and was offered a place at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. In 2014 Bianca received a tuition grant from the Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation which allowed her to move to London to commence an Artist Masters in vocal performance at the Guildhall where she studied with renowned soprano Yvonne Kenny.

Later she was awarded the Kiri Te Kanawa Scholarship in conjunction with the Lexus Song Quest as the singer judged to have outstanding potential for an international singing career. The scholarship, sponsored by the Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation was a cash prize of $15,000 to be used for international study. Announcing the award Lexus Song Quest Chief Judge Kathryn Harries said "Bianca is the complete package. She is highly intelligent as a person, a singer and a musician, and she is a tremendously skilled communicator and a brilliant actress. She has all the talent to have a very successful international career."

Bianca completed her studies at The Guildhall School of Music in 2017 and was invited by Oper Frankfurt to join their Opernstudio for 2017-18. She is now working for one of the top German opera houses and made her debut in March 2018 as Countess Ceprano in Verdi’s Rigoletto. She will be at Garsington Opera in summer 2019 in the role of Flamel in Offenbach’s Fantasio.