Players - Andrew York

Andrew YorkAndrew York is one of todays most visible and innovative classical guitar composers and a member of the GRAMMY winning Los Angeles Guitar Quartet. Andrew’s discography includes “California Breeze,” a new recording for Sony Japan, three solo CD's for the GSP label, ten CD’s with the LAGQ on Delos, Sony and Telarc labels, as well as inclusions on numerous compilation recordings. York's compositions have also been recorded by guitar luminaries John Williams, Christopher Parkening, Scott Tennant and William Kanengiser.

As a published composer, York's works appear in print worldwidethrough Alfred Publications, Hal Leonard, Mel Bay Publications, Guitar Solo Publications, Doberman-Yppan in Canada, Ricordi in London, and in Japan through Gendai and Rittor Music.

Andrew is a virtuoso classical and jazz guitarist; an extremely rare combination. As a classical guitarist, Andrew received a grant from the Del Amo Foundation for Study in Spain, and as a jazz player studied with Joe Diorio and Lenny Breau. 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.

 

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