Andrew McAnerney

I am honored to be the new Artistic Director of SMAM and am committed to maintaining and developing the incredible legacy of Christopher Jackson. SMAM will continue to produce varied seasons full of the best early music performed to the highest standards. Together with the talents of the SMAM family of musicians, collaborations with leading ensembles, and the support of our audiences and donors, we will ensure SMAM remains an institution in which Montréal, Québec and all of Canada can be proud. – Andrew McAnerney


Andrew McAnerney was raised in the British choral tradition and studied music at the University of Oxford (Magdalen College). He has enjoyed a varied career as a conductor, consort singer, soloist and arranger. Since moving to Canada in 2013, Andrew has worked with a range of professional choirs and orchestras including Ensemble Caprice, Chamber Players of Canada, Elora Festival Singers, Choeur Louisbourg, and La Rose des Vents and was appointed artistic director of the Studio de musique ancienne de Montréal in 2015.

A former Tallis Scholar, Andrew McAnerney has performed with many of Europe’s finest early music ensembles and is credited on over 50 recordings including the music of Bach, Brumel, Clemens non Papa, Crequillon, Gombert, Handel, Lassus, Lotti, Morales, Moulu, Mozart, Palestrina, Phinot, Purcell and Rore. Laudate dominum is his début CD with the Studio.

Andrew is passionate about musical excellence and accessibility. He regularly prepares his own early music performance scores from original sources, and is fascinated with presenting rediscovered works.

Interview; CBC /Meet Andrew McAnerney; The new director of Studio de musique ancienne de Montréal