15 Jul 2018
Rising star guitarist and ex-Canberran Andrew Blanch performs works from Latin America and beyond, having just recently returned from Spain where he was an invited artist at the Festival Guitarra Maestro Joaquin Rodrigo, held in Quartell, Spain.
Andrew’s program will include music from Venezuela, Peru, Uruguay, Mexico and Paraguay alongside classical compositions by J.S. Bach, Manuel de Falla and Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco. Andrew is recognised as one of Australia’s leading young classical guitarists. He made his solo recital debut at the Sydney Opera House in 2017 to critical acclaim and to date his career has taken him around the world. His debut CD Spanish Guitar Music “secured this young musician’s place amongst a glittering Australian classical guitar constellation” (Limelight Magazine).
In addition to his solo activities, Andrew is involved in numerous collaborations including: The José Carbó Trio, his guitar duo with Ariel Nurhadi, chamber string quartets and the Willoughby Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Nigel Westlake himself.
Andrew has won ten major competition prizes including First Place in both the Melbourne International Guitar Competition and the Whitworth- Roach Classical Music Competition.
Admission to this concert is by registration only, from 15 June 2018.