An evocative programme that spans composers including South America’s Villa-Lobos, Spain’s Albeniz to a work by Deal based composer, William Lovelady.
I am performing at the City Recital Hall in the ABC Young Performers Awards Semi-Finals! Please support this event, and me, by coming along to my recital. My performance is at 12pm on 17 July followed by clarinettist Oliver Shermacher. Tickets to my recital are $15, but you can come for the whole day for […]
Sunday Music: Celebrating Garcia Lorca
I’ve been selected as a semi-finalist in the ABC Young Performers Award. I believe this is the first time a guitarist has made it to this stage in the competition, so please do come support if you’re in Sydney. I’ll be playing at midday at City Recital Hall on Tuesday July 17. My programme is: […]
I’m overjoyed to have been selected with Lotte Betts-Dean for the inaugural New Elizabethan Award, alongside fellow Aussie Jesse Flowers! Seriously cool. More generally, I want to mention how much of a privilege it was to be involved in this event. I love that the philosophy behind this award allowed us to think creatively in devising a thematic […]
I’m immensely grateful to the Hattori Foundation for selecting me for a Senior Award this year. For young musicians finding their way in London this kind of support makes a huge difference. Thank you! http://www.hattorifoundation.org.uk/award-winners.html
This is a project that Lotte Betts-Dean and I had been dreaming to realise since we first heard David Lang’s Death Speaks a couple of years ago. Thanks to the help of the City Music Foundation, it finally happened at the St Bart’s Pathology Museum alongside our brilliant friends pianist Joseph Havlat and violinist Iona Allan. […]
I’m delighted to have won 3rd prize at this year’s GFA competition! It felt like a massive achievement to have made the finals last year and I’m overjoyed to be there again with such a stellar line up of players. I listened back to the live stream and enjoyed every moment of it. Huge thanks […]
I’ll be performing and teaching at the Taranaki Summer School in New Zealand from 15-20 Jan 2018. The schedule includes recitals, masterclasses, lectures, and one-to-one private lessons. This year’s faculty also includes incredibly guitarist-composer Gary Ryan, French guitarist Ingrid Riollot, Luthier Damon Smallman, and New Zealand guitarists John Couch and Owen Moriarty. http://www.taranakisummerschool.com/
I’m excited to join pianist Imogen Cooper at Wigmore Hall on Saturday 2 Dec, performing John Dowland’s In Darkness Let Me Dwell on lute with countertenor Patrick Terry. We are also performing the programme at Turner Sims in Southampton on Tuesday 28 Nov.
Guitar Co-op, in association with the Julian Bream Trust, have published the World Premiere recording of Harrison Birtwistle’s Construction with Guitar Player. The work was commissioned by the Julian Bream Trust and premiered by me at St Johns Smith Square in Dec 2014. We recorded the piece in Sao Paulo, Brazil in November 2016. I am […]
I was awarded Third Prize and Prize for the Best Interpretation of the Commissioned Piece at the ARD Music Competition in Munich. The ARD is the largest international classical music competition in Germany. The competition features different instrumental categories each year, and in the past has included voice, piano, strings, brass, woodwind, and harp. This was the first year […]
I’ve just come back from Los Angeles where I was Fourth Prize winner in the Guitar Foundation of America International Concert Artist Competition. It was a buzz to compete in the event for the first time. The decision came about following my trip playing with Aleksandr Tsiboulski to San Fransisco in April. The GFA came […]
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 […]