The bass ANDREW FOSTER-WILLIAMS studied at, and is now a Fellow of, the Royal Academy of Music, London. He has performed in the United States with The Cleveland Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, and San Francisco Symphony; his European and Asian concert engagements have included the Netherlands Philharmonic, London Symphony, Monte Carlo Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic, DSO Berlin, Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg, Orchestra of the Age of the Enlightenment, L’Orchestre des Champs Élysées, and Les Talens Lyriques. He has appeared on the opera stages of the Washington National Opera, Opéra National de Bordeaux, Opéra National de Lyon, Dutch National Opera, Opera North, Welsh National Opera, and Glyndebourne Festival.
In addition to his present performances with The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, his current concert calendar includes Elijah with The Handel & Haydn Society of Boston, Messiah in Canada with Trevor Pinnock and Les Violons du Roy, Mephistopheles in The Damnation of Faust with the Russian National Orchestra in Moscow, Christus in Bach’s St. John Passion at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, St. Matthew Passion with The Philadelphia Orchestra and Yannick Nézet Séguin; The Creation with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra; and Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 with the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra.
Current opera highlights include Balstrode in Peter Grimes at Theater an der Wien; Faraone in a new production of Rossini Mosé in Egitto for Welsh National Opera, and Donner and Gunther in Opera North’s Ring Cycle in 2016.