Andrew Webb-Mitchell

The English Composer

  • "....his competence as an orchestrator is faultless, over-ridden by his genuine creative gifts. Imagine, if you will, a latter-day Tippett at the outset of his career: it is that good.”
    Matthew Robert-Walker
  • "In Songs of Awe and Wonder, Andrew Webb-Mitchell has created a stunning set of symphonic songs on a grand scale. The music is full of passion and heroism, with glorious harmony and beautiful textures...
  • ....The orchestration is beautifully detailed and the vocal writing creates a soaring line that carries the listener right through the vast canvas of the cycle."
    Tasmin Little OBE
  • "What a work it was! I could go on and on about its beauty, accessibility, anti-modern but still new and different, use of color throughout the ensemble, ...But most importantly... The little touch of magic....
  • ....(the) ability to craft a score that was so intense, thick, and full of rich and challenging parts for every individual instrument..
  • and, at the same time, one that the average patron with little musical background can embrace."
    Robert Trocina, Music Director, Gwinnett Symphony Orchestra
  • “Songs of Awe and Wonder is a beautiful, joyous and uplifting new work by a very accomplished composer....
  • ...Soaring vocal lines, sparkling orchestration and direct, vivid storytelling. A great new work.”
    Michael Price
  • "Andrew Webb Mitchell has produced a remarkable and important work in Songs of Awe and Wonder...
  • ...Dedicated to Gustav Mahler, this is passionate music on a grand scale – a modern day Song of the Earth."
    John Lenehan
  • "There is dream, daring and duende in the poetry of Songs of Awe and Wonder....
  • ...The core of these lyrics is their sheer, stark elegiac power reminding me of how I felt the first time I heard Rilke's Duino Elegies."
    David Morley


Director of Education at the Tianjin Grand Theatre

23rd Apr 2012

Andrew Webb-Mitchell has been appointed Director of Education at the Tianjin Grand Theatre, China. He will begin the post with immediate effect and will oversee the development of the Tianjin Grand Theatre Academy of Music, creating meaningful learning and participation opportunities for the entire Tianjin community.

Tianjin Grand Theatre is the main construction of the Tianjin Cultural Centre, which is due to open later this month. The Tianjin Cultural Centre is located in the landmark district of the city and close to the city hall of Tianjin Municipal Government. The Tianjin Cultural Centre covers a total area of about 90 hectares and is made up of the Tianjin Grand Theatre, the Tianjin Museum, the Tianjin Natural History Museum, the Tianjin Library, the Tianjin Art Gallery, the Tianjin Youth Activity Centre, Shopping Centre and the city’s underground traffic hub.

Tianjin Grand Theatre consists of a 1600 seat Opera House, a 1200 seat Concert Hall, a 400 seat Playhouse and a 400 seat Recital Hall.