Andrew Power is a musician and creator based in Copenhagen who plays the cello. Over the past 11 years he has performed across Europe in over 15 countries from Italy to Iceland, intensively collaborating with many artists across genres, and disciplines, in extremely varied venues, festivals and settings.
As an advocate for contemporary music, his work internationally has led him to performances with ensembles directed among others by Matthias Pintscher, Enno Poppe, Beat Furrer, Lucas Vis, Peter Rundel, Pierre-Andre Valade, James Weeks and Gregory Vajda. He has performed with Exaudi and Plus-Minus Ensemble, Ensemble Modern, Athelas Sinfonietta, Ensemble Intercontemporain, and was featured on the recording of Verzeichnete Spur, for Double Bass, Three Cellos, Instruments and Live Electronics by Matthias Pintscher from the 2021 release Nemeton.
Andrew has a strong passion for producing innovative projects, and promoting contemporary music. Since moving to Denmark in 2015 he has co-produced, performed in, and curated numerous concerts out of various Copenhagen venues, including Danish premieres of pieces by Steve Martland, David Lang, Alexander Schubert, Stefan Prins, Juliana Hodkinson, and Johannes Kreidler.
In 2017 he co-founded Ekki Minna Duo with accordionist Jónas Ásgeir Ásgerisson which has performed at international new music festivals to critical acclaim including IMPULS, and Dark Music Days 2020. Upcoming engagements with Ekki Minna Duo include a performance at Hosek Contemporary in Berlin and their Debut album.
He has appeared in ensembles on DR, ORF, and BBC Radio 3 broadcasts, and a recording of Invocation by Cheryl Frances Hoad on Champs Hill Records.
Over the last 15 years he has premiered numerous solo works by emerging composers, and solo and chamber performances have included IMPULS 2019, Ung Nordisk Musik 2021, Musiikin aika 2019, and Messagequiesse at the Wigmore Hall.
He was awarded the opportunity by the Ulysses Network to be the cellist for Ulysses Ensemble in both 2018 and 19, and he has participated in masterclasses and lessons with Helmut Lachenmann, Kaija Saariaho, Judith Weir, Torleif Thedeen, Alisa Weilerstein, Thomas Adés, Alexander Baillie, Julian Lloyd Webber, Heinrich Schiff, Carl Schachter, the Endellion Quartet and Gary Hoffman.
He trained at the prestigious Yehudi Menuhin School for gifted young musicians, and in 2011 entered the Guildhall School of Music & Drama to study with Pierre Doumenge, going on to study with Morten Zeuthen at The Royal Danish Academy of Music graduating in 2017. He attended the Postgraduate Performance in Contemporary Music at Kunstuniversität, Graz with Klangforum Wien until the pandemic in 2020.
From 2011 - 2014 he worked with Sasha Siem on her album Most of the Boys, produced by Valgeir Sigurðsson, and from 2015 - 2017 toured with Anna Meredith on her album Varmits at festivals including Glastonbury, Pohoda, Le Guess Who? Lowlands, Iceland Airwaves, and the Edinburgh Festival for broadcast on BBC Radio 6. He has also performed at Royal Arena Copenhagen with Kygo on his Kids in Love tour.