Artistic Director, Mundial Montreal

Derek Andrews


As Artistic Director of the annual world music conference Mundial Montreal, Derek developed touring opportunities throughout North America and Europe, including Canada's World Routes Network (2010-21).  He received the National Arts Centre Award for Distinguished Contribution to Touring in 2018.  Toronto based, Derek served as Music Curator of Luminato Festival (2010-16) and Music Programmer at Harbourfront Centre (1985-2003).  Other projects include guest curator for the National Arts Centre’s Canada Scene (2017). Derek is a passion advocate for creative approaches in music as a tool for breaking down cultural barriers.