am 28. November 2019 wird Andrew York, einer der derzeit beliebtesten Komponisten für klassische Gitarre, zu Gast am Tiroler Landeskonservatorium sein.
Andrew York ist ein Künstler internationalen Ranges und Grammy-Gewinner. Im Zuge seiner Deutschland-Tournee wird er eine Masterclass leiten zu der alle StudentInnen, SchülerInnen und Lehrkräfte des Konservatoriums und der Tiroler Musikschulen herzlich eingeladen sind.
Als Mitglied des Los Angeles Guitar Quartet wurde Andrew York schnell weltweit bekannt, entschloss sich aber dann, seine Karriere als Komponist und Interpret seiner Werke fortzusetzen.
Seine Kompositionen vereinen die Stile aller klassischen Epochen mit modernen musikalischen Richtungen, bei denen er Musik erschafft, die gleichzeitig lebendig, vielschichtig und zugänglich ist.
Sein Tourplan umspannt mehr als 30 Länder. Gerade hat er seine 12. Japantournee beendet.
Am 30. November um 20:00 wird Andrew York im Schlossmuseum Murnau, (Bayern) konzertieren, eine gute Möglichkeit diesen Ausnahmekünstler im Anschluss an den Kurs live zu erleben.
Wir freuen uns auf möglichst zahlreiche Anmeldungen.
Kursbeginn: 28. November - 10:00
Kursort: Konzertsaal des Tiroler Landeskonservatoriums
Bei Interesse, aktiv am Kurs teilzunehmen, bitte ich um Anmeldung direkt bei Fachbereichsleiter Daniel Müller unter Tel.: 0699 150 68 571 oder per Mail: (email@example.com). Für die passive Teilnahme reicht für Lehrpersonen des TMSW eine Anmeldung via mo2go.
Andrew York is one of today's best loved composers for classical guitar and a performer of international
stature. His compositions blend the styles of ancient eras with modern musical directions, creating music
that is at once vital, multi-leveled and accessible. Andrew received a GRAMMY as a member of the Los
Angeles Guitar Quartet during his sixteen years with the cutting-edge ensemble. York’s compositions have
been featured on GRAMMY-winning recordings by Jason Vieaux (CD “Play”, featuring Andrew’s iconic
composition “Sunburst”, 2015) and Sharon Isbin (CD “Journey to the New World” featuring “Andecy”,
2010). In 2006 Andrew recorded and performed with the Atlanta Symphony for the opera “Ainadamar” by
Osvaldo Golijov. The recording of “Ainadamar” (Deutsche Gramophone) won two GRAMMY awards.
Andrew’s video “Home" has received over 2 million views, with Andrew playing his recent hit on a vintage
Torres guitar built in 1888.
Andrew has released CDs on Sony-U.S., Sony-Japan, King Records (Japan), Telarc, GSP and Delos labels,
as well as inclusion on Rhino Records “Legends of Guitar” and numerous other compilations. Andrew’s
2010 CD release “Centerpeace” offers individual collaborations with guitarist Andy Summers, and pianists
Mitsuko Kado and Allaudin Mathieu.
Andrew's most recent recordings “Home" and "The Equations of Beauty,” were released on both vinyl LP
and two separate EP/CDs. The recordings include "Home" and the 26-minute suite "The Equations of
Beauty," based on mathematics.
Andrew’s solo recording “Yamour” was released on vinyl as a double LP album, and garnered the number
one spot in Acoustic Guitar Magazine’s “Essential Recordings of 2012” by editor Teja Gerken.
Commenting on the more than eighty minutes of new pieces for solo guitar he composed for this major
work, Andrew says “When I write I feel a connection to my spirit and the joy and sorrow of life. My entire
life comes into focus and there is no separation between me as a boy, a young man and now in my later
In Andrew’s concerts the theater becomes a living room, and the musical conversation begins with the first
note. His authenticity has inspired a worldwide following, with his touring schedule spanning more than
thirty countries. Recent concerts include Rome, Lima, Beijing, Ankara, Munich, Manhattan, Finland,
Estonia, Lithuania and Andrew’s twelfth tour of Japan.
In film, Andrew performs in the live documentary “Primal Twang,” written and hosted by eminent
musician and storyteller Dan Crary, with other artists Eric Johnson, Albert Lee, Doc Watson, and Mason
York's compositions have also been recorded by guitar luminaries John Williams and Christopher
Parkening, Sharon Isbin, Jason Vieaux, and Japanese pianist Mitsuko Kado. In addition, generations of
younger guitarists make Andrew’s music a staple of their repertoire in their performances and studies. As a
published composer, York's works appear in print worldwide through Majian Music, Alfred Publications,
Hal Leonard, Mel Bay Publications, Guitar Solo Publications, Doberman-Yppan in Canada, Ricordi in
London, and Gendai in Japan.
A love of music was instilled at an early age; Andrew’s father was a guitarist and his mother a professional
singer. Family reunions abounded with folk music ranging from frontier American to English and Celtic
Andrew crosses over stylistic boundaries with an unusual authority - besides his classical contribution, he
also has an extensive background as a jazz guitarist, studying with jazz legends Joe Diorio and Lenny
Breau. As a classical musician, Andrew was awarded a grant from the Del Amo Foundation for Study in
Spain. Andrew received his Master of Music degree from University of Southern California, and is the only
USC graduate in the school’s history to twice receive the Outstanding Alumni of the Year Award – in 1997
as a member of LAGQ and in 2003 as the sole recipient. Andrew is a member of the Triple Nine Society.