Playing in the band for the fantastic Hazel Iris, at the Slaughtered Lamb in Clerkenwell.
I will be performing Leo Brouwer’s Sonata No.5 “Ars Combinatoria” in the presence of the composer as part of this concert ‘Homage to Leo Brouwer’, curated by Ahmed Dickson. I could not be more excited!! More details below. Leo Brouwer is one of contemporary music’s living legends. Acclaimed in his youth as one of the all-time great […]
Future Tait & Partner Events Tait Friends | Stoke Lodge Wednesday 3rd May 2017 45 Hyde Park Gate, London, SW7 5DU 6 for 6.30pm Shared evening concert for the Tait Memorial Trust. Tait Trust 4th annual Friends event at Stoke Lodge. Courtesy of the Australian High Commissioner, HE The Hon. Alexander Downer AC, and Mrs Nicola […]
Happy new year everyone! Before launching into new projects for 2017 I thought I would have a quick look back at the year that has gone just past. I can’t include everything but here are some highlights: For the first half of the year I was enrolled on the Advanced Diploma program at the Royal Academy of […]
I am delighted to be joining Hancock Artists International. The full announcement can be found on their blog here: https://hancockartists.com/2016/11/21/classical-guitarist-andrey-lebedev-joins-hancock-artists/ Hancock Artists offer bespoke management and mentoring as well as representation and have worked with some Aussie friends of mine including fantastic pianist Jayson Gillham. I am looking forward to an ongoing and fruitful collaboration!
I have recently returned from two weeks in Brazil, where I performed and recorded for Guitar Co-op and Cultura Artistica. I was impressed by the sheer quantity and quality of live music in non-concert venues in Brazil (Sao Paulo and Rio de Janiero to be precise). In London and Australia it is rare to see a context […]
The fundamental breakthrough that helped me understand Harrison Birtwistle’s Construction with Guitar as a complete, unified piece of music, was seeing its historical context and all the Picasso work that directly inspired the composer. It’s not always possible to publish these pictures in a program so I’m delighted that I can put them all in one place on this […]
In preparing Takemitsu’s Muir Woods for a few recital recently, I spent time thinking about how the piece is put together, which helped me create a logic for how I then express/perform the music. Often I find understanding the structure a very helpful window into understanding what the composer is on about. In classical music this is […]