Andrew Hamilton was born in Dublin in 1977 and studied in Ireland, England and The Netherlands. His composition teachers included Kevin Volans, Anthony Gilbert and Louis Andriessen. In 2004 he was awarded the Macaulay Fellowship by the Arts Council of Ireland and from 2005 to 2006 he was a fellow at Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart. His work has been performed internationally and at many festivals including London Contemporary Music Festival, Gaudeamus Amsterdam, Ultraschall Berlin, ISCM World Music Days, RTE Living Music Festival Dublin, SPOR Festival Aarhus, Dublin Theatre Festival (in a collaboration with choreographer/director Emma Martin), Dublin Fringe Theatre Festival, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Die Reihe Stuttgart and the MATA Festival New York. His work has been commissioned by various ensembles and musicians including EXAUDI, Crash Ensemble, National Symphony Orchestra or Ireland, Ensemble Klang, the Irish Chamber Orchestra, the Ives Ensemble, Orkest De Volharding, Juliet Fraser/Maxime Echardour, Michelle O'Rourke, Oliver Coates, the Knights Chamber Orchestra, Isabelle O'Connell, Chamber Choir Ireland, Sam Wilson, RTE Contempo Quartet and the RTE Concert Orchestra. Currently he is a visiting tutor in composition at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.