Andrew York (Classical Guitar)

Baruch Performing Arts Center
55 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10010
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"Immaculate technique, elegant and expressive. . ." His intimate knowledge of the instrument provides for some delicious sonorities of authentic originality." - Soundboard Magazine Andrew York, a former longtime member of the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet (LAGQ), is widely regarded as one of today's most innovative and eclectic guitarist/composers. As a performer, he has toured more than thirty countries, and his compositions have been recorded by such guitar luminaries as John Williams, Christopher Parkening, Scott Tennant, and William Kanengiser. He has released several solo CDs, and his 10 recordings with the LAGQ include LAGQ's Guitar Heroes, winner of the 2005 Grammy® Award for best classical crossover recording; he also performed on the Deutsche Grammophon recording of Osvaldo Golijov's opera Ainadamar, which won two Grammys in 2007. With a rare mastery of both the classical and jazz idioms, Mr. York shared the stage with legends of several genres, among them Eric Johnson, Albert Lee, and Doc Watson, in the 2006 film Primal Twang: The Legacy of the Guitar.