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“Andrew Blanch is a gift to the guitar. Rarely does this instrument enjoy being played by someone of such musicality. His playing changes the air in a room and his career will be a delight to follow as it unfolds.”

José Carbó, Baritone for Opera Australia, Los Angeles Opera and The Metropolitan Opera, New York

“This disc [Spanish Guitar Music] secures this young musician’s place amongst a glittering Australian classical guitar constellation.”

Will Yeoman, Limelight Magazine

“[Spanish Guitar Music] is one of the best debut albums I have ever heard!”

Jim McCutcheon, Soundboard Magazine

“Andrew Blanch is that truly rare musician, who combines profound musical intelligence, curiosity and passion with a technique that allows anything.  A complete artist.”

Howard Penny, Head of Strings at ANAM and Member of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe

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Schedule

  • 2017, August 4th, 19:30
    Griffith, NSW, Australia
    Griffith Regional Theatre
    Recital
  • 2017, August 19th
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Venue TBA
    Recital
  • 2017, August 25th, 19:30
    Wellington, New Zealand
    New Zealand School of Music
    Recital

Reviews

  • Limelight Magazine

    Will Yeoman

    ★★★★☆

    “Yes, this is a classic ‘calling card’ recording mostly comprising safe, familiar repertoire (the Castelnuovo-Tedesco will perhaps be less familiar to casual listeners). But that’s the idea: how better to measure Blanch’s unique gifts than by comparing them with other guitarists playing the same works?

    Impeccably produced by Timothy Kain, this disc secures this young musician’s place amongst a glittering Australian classical guitar constellation.”

    Review in full:  Spanish Guitar Music (Andrew Blanch)

  • ClassicsToday.com

    David Hurwitz

    9/10 Artistic quality
    9/10 Sound quality.

    “Andrew Blanch is the real deal: a classical guitarist with the technique and musicality to put a personal stamp on some popular Spanish pieces, while assembling a program containing less conventional items as well. The result is extremely enjoyable from start to finish, smartly assembled for continuous listening, and above all honest.”

    Review in full:  Andrew Blanch:  Spanish Classical Guitar with no BS

  • Soundboard Magazine

    Jim McCutcheon

    “Blanch’s wide dynamic range and tonal ranges bespeak a deep understanding of the music… This is one of the best debut albums I have ever heard.”

    Review in full:  Spanish Guitar Music

About Andrew Blanch

Andrew Blanch’s regular performances nationally and internationally, success in music competitions and his recent debut CD release Spanish Guitar Music are earning him “a reputation as one of the country’s leading young classical guitarists” (MGF).

 

Andrew has won prizes in nine music competitions nationally and internationally including First Prize at the Inaugural Whitworth-Roach Classical Music Competition open to all instruments.

 

Andrew’s debut solo CD, Spanish Guitar Music, released this year has been met by critical acclaim: “Andrew Blanch is the real deal… Extremely enjoyable from start to finish.” (ClassicsToday.com); “This is one of the best debut albums I have ever heard.” (Soundboard Magazine);  “This disc secures this young musician’s place amongst a glittering Australian classical guitar constellation.” (Limelight Magazine)

 

Andrew has a Bachelor of Music with first-class honours from the Australian National University.  His PhD in expert tertiary guitar pedagogy has afforded him privileged access to film and analyse the teaching practices of world-renowned guitar pedagogues, Timothy Kain (Australia) and Judicael Perroy (France).

 

You can get to know Andrew better by following his Facebook Page.

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Andrew Blanch
Classical Guitarist
phone: +61 412 681 137