Andrew Ballantyne was born in London where he studied music from an early age. After a full time Young Musicians course he attended the London College of Music for four years and gained an Honours degree and a Fellowship. He also holds the harp performance diploma of the Royal College of Music. Andrew has had a varied career combining recitals with teaching, lecturing and playing for weddings and receptions.
Before moving to Lanzarote Andrew was resident harpist at the Royal Pavilion palace in Brighton, England. He has performed at Royal receptions, for the Prime Minister of England and for many celebrity functions. He has also played live on UK television and radio.
Andrew greatly enjoys live performance and bringing this beautiful instrument to a wider audience.