What sparks creativity for you?
Anything can spark it. Generally it happens in the evening when I have time to be alone. During lockdown I composed a lot of music, and this was only because I had the time to do so as I had no singing work.
Andrew Goodwin was born in Sydney, Australia, and studied singing at the St Petersburg State Conservatory. His career as an operatic tenor has seen him embrace a wide range of roles at some of the world’s greatest opera houses, including La Scala Milan, Gran Theatre Liceu Barcelona, Teatro Real Madrid and the Sydney Opera House. Notably, he is the only westerner to perform the role of Lensky at the Bolshoi Theatre.
On the concert platform he has toured with the St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra under Yuri Temirkanov, and performed with all the major Australian symphony orchestras. His repertoire runs the gamut from Baroque opera through Romantic oratorio to contemporary music. He is a passionate champion of lieder and art song, and has given recitals at the Wigmore Hall, Mariinsky Concert Hall, Oxford Lieder Festival, and countless international festivals. With pianist Daniel De Borah he has recorded Schubert's Die Schöne Müllerin and Winterreise for ABC Classic FM. He has received critical acclaim for his performances in recordings for Pinchgut Opera, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and the world premiere of Rodion Shchedrin’s Boyarina Morozova.