Andrew Grace

Andrew has worked as a Consultant ENT Surgeon at York for more than thirty-three years, as Clinical Director of Head and Neck, and as Senior Lecturer at Hull York Medical School.

He has a specialist interest in Voice and Singing and was awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists in special recognition of that work.

He has worked with opera singers, pop stars and choirs, and run regular training sessions in how to make best use of the voice professionally at the University of York, and nationally.

He was President of York Medical Society in 2011, and a director for twelve years. He was Master of the Company of Merchant Taylors’ York in 2015, and with Ryedale Festival, ran a double concert at the Merchant Taylors’ Hall and Merchant Adventurers’ Hall in York to celebrate 600 years of the Taylors’ Hall. He is a Trustee of Jessies Fund since 2017, using music therapy to help children in hospices, schools, and hospitals. He joined the Ryedale Festival Board in 2020. He believes passionately in the power of music to heal and transform lives.