Andrey Lebedev news update

Hello to my friends and followers, I’d like to share with you some news from the past few months and some interesting performances I have coming up soon. Check out details below.

Cheers, Andrey!

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Prize winner at ARD Music Competition

ARD Music Competition: Prize Winners 2017

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 the competition has included guitarists since 1994.

In the final I performed Rodrigo’s Guitar Concerto with the Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra and conductor David Reiland as well as performing with the Novus String Quartet in the semi-finals.

Limelight Magazine have published an article about it here.>

Harrison Birtwistle: Construction with Guitar Player Video launched by Guitar Co-op

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.

I have written a few thoughts on the piece here.

Watch Video

Fourth Prize at Guitar Foundation of America International Concert Artist Competition

I was awarded Fourth Prize at the Guitar Foundation of America International Concert Artist Competition. The GFA is the most sought after prize on the annual guitar competition circuit.The last Australian finalist was Aleksandr Tsiboulski in 2009.

12 October: BBC Radio 3 In Tune, with Iosif Purits

Sean Rafferty with a lively mix of chat, arts news and live performance. Sean’s guests include Andrey Lebedev and Iosif Purits, who perform live in the studio ahead of their performance at Two Moors Festival.

16 October: Two Moors Festival, with Iosif Purits

A wonderfully eclectic mix to include music by JS Bach, Piazzolla, Manuel de Falla, Duke Ellington, Albeniz and more…

Recent performance highlights

30 September, Bath Recitals, with Bronte Hudnott

A selection of music from around the world with flautist Bronte Hudnott & guitarist Andrey Lebedev. “It was fantastic-the programme, great technique, tone and ensemble playing.” 

Kevin Laughton, audience member. Thank you, Kevin!

July 4, Buxton Festival.

Song Recital with mezzo-soprano Lotte Betts-Dean – “Cast thy nighted colour off”“There was also bolder programming, with a lunchtime recital by mezzo Lotte Betts-Dean and guitarist Andrey Lebedev… an unexpected highlight. Dowland lute songs and Britten folk songs showed off Betts-Dean’s warm lower register and impressive control, and Lebedev’s quietly expressive virtuosity. But it was Betts-Dean’s irrepressible sense of drama and extraordinary self-assurance in her father Brett Dean’s Gertrude Fragments (spin-offs from his recent Hamlet for Glyndebourne) that made this recital so compelling. As singing plunged by turn into whispering or guttural groaning, Betts-Dean manoeuvred unflustered between registers and vocal modes with an unbroken sense of line and an unmissable, urgent musicality.”
Flora Willson, The GuardianThank you @guardian!

20 October: Brickwall Music and Arts Society, with Lotte Betts-Dean

The programme will include works by Britten, Dowland, De Falla and Brett Dean.

21 Oct: Hiraeth Festival, Llandudno
18 Nov: Haywards Heath Music Society
23 Nov: Faversham Music Club
25 Nov: Wakefield Concert Society