Heitor Villa-Lobos Five Preludes Peter Maxwell Davies Farewell to Stromness Toru Takemitsu Muir Woods Leo BrouwerDanzas Rituales y Festivas Vol. 2 Peter Sculthorpe From Kakadu Joseph Havlat New work Brett Dean Three Capricos after Goya
Lunchtime recital at the Hospital Club, London. Program tbc.
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 […]
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 […]