An immersive evening of art and music, together with Robert Jarvis’ sound installation that takes its inspiration from the apparent rotation of stars around the Celestial North Pole. As the Earth rotates and the stars appear to move slowly around Polaris, the North Star, the installation tracks the stars’ movements and interprets them as an […]
Solo recital at 6pm at St Mary’s Church in Twickenham, July 8th.
Song Recital with mezzo-soprano Lotte Betts-Dean “Cast thy nighted colour off” John Dowland: Lute songs arranged for voice and guitar Come away, come sweet love Flow my tears Come again, sweet love doth now invite Can she excuse my wrongs A shepherd in a shape Benjamin Britten: Folksong Arrangements for voice and guitar I will […]
On Thursday I performed a new program with accordionist Iosif Purits at Kansas Smittys bar in London. For this program we transcribed and performed the first ten of Bach’s Goldberg Variations as well Piazzolla’s Histoire du Tango. The project was particularly exciting because of the possibilities and contrasts available to both instruments. Both instruments have polyphonic capabilities, […]
I was privileged to attend and perform Sonata No.5 “Ars Combinatoria” at the two-day Leo Brouwer Festival, Bolivar Hall in London organised by ILAMS and the Instituto Cervantes, Oficina Leo Brouwer, Ediciones Espiral Eterna and the Embassies of Cuba and Venezuela. It was a historic event featuring a public discussion between Maestro Brouwer and John Williams chaired […]
I have just returned from a ten day trip to San Fransisco, California where I was working on guitar duo project with Aleksandr Tsiboulski. As I’m based in London and Alex is in Adelaide, we thought California would be a mutually inconvenient place for us to put our heads down for a week and prepare […]
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 […]