Andrew Somerville

Andrew Somerville is an active saxophonist, pedagogue, and scholar from Edinburgh, Scotland. His extensive performance experience includes recital, concerto and chamber engagements at Cadogan Hall, St Martin-in-the-Fields, the Southbank Center, and Wigmore Hall, and orchestral work with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, and Scottish Ballet. Andrew has also taught in various capacities at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, the University of St Andrews, Northwestern University, and the University of Illinois. He has recently presented masterclasses at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire various universities in the United States.


Andrew is currently a Doctoral candidate at the University of Illinois, where he is researching appropriations of Scottish national songs by the nineteenth-century saxophonist and composer Charles Jean-Baptiste Soualle. He previously studied at Northwestern University, the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, and the Royal College of Music, where he was awarded the College’s prestigious Artist Diploma. His teachers include Debra Richtmeyer, Frederick Hemke, Kyle Horch, and Josef Pacewicz. Andrew is a Vandoren UK artist.