Bianca Andrew

Samling Artist Programme: 2016

Born in New Zealand, Bianca Andrew is currently a student of Yvonne Kenny on the prestigious Opera Studies course at the
Guildhall School of Music & Drama (GSMD) in London. Recently, Bianca was awarded the Ferrier Loveday Song Prize in the 2016 Kathleen Ferrier Awards. She was the 2015 winner of the GSMD’s Chartered Surveyors Vocal Competition, and in 2014 was the recipient of the Kiri Te Kanawa Scholarship for outstanding potential in the New Zealand Lexus Song Quest.

Between 2011 and 2013 Bianca was an Emerging Artist with New Zealand Opera, having completed her undergraduate vocal
studies at the New Zealand School of Music. Bianca gratefully acknowledges the significant support she has received from Kiri
Te Kanawa, the Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation and the Amar-Franses & Foster-Jenkins Trust.