ARD finalist Andrey Lebedev

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Andrey Lebedev is an Australian classical guitarist, collaborator, and creator based in London.

His insatiable curiosity and versatility have resulted in the creation of an array of new music and collaborative projects. He has premiered solo guitar works by Sir Harrison Birtwistle and Leo Brouwer, and chamber music by Brett Dean and Peter Sculthorpe, amongst others. During his studies at the Royal Academy of Music he collaborated with guitarist Julian Bream, and with guitarist John Williams, on recital projects exploring contemporary solo guitar music, and Australian chamber music. Performances at the Hong Kong Altamira International Guitar Symposium (China), Cultura Artistica Serie de Violao (Brazil), Dark Mofo Festival (Australia), and Buxton International Festival (UK), are a testament to his versatility as an artist of exceptional calibre.

I had the good fortune to meet Andrey in Oxford and talk just before his shed gig, a few days before the ARD competition.

Here is the interview

and here is his playing of Bozza’s Concertino da Camera in the semi finals of the ARD competition